12 February 2013

Gambia: Biko Share Spoils With Brikama

Steve Biko was forced to settle for a goalless stalemate by 2010 champions Brikama United as week four of the 2013 domestic Gambian premier league season wrapped-up at the weekend. The game was played at the Serekunda East Mini-Stadium on Sunday.

Biko came into the game booming with confidence after a 3-1 demolition of Samger the other week but the closest they came to scoring even a goal on Sunday was when forward Ousman Manneh's 81st minute effort cannoned off the crossbar.

Speaking to this reporter shortly after the game, assistant coach Boris Demba said though they were disappointed not taking all three points, his side's performance was good.

For his part, the head coach of Brikama United, Sulayman Kuyateh, said he was disappointed his side failed to build on their brilliant performance against Gamtel the previous week. Brikima defeated the telecommunication giants with a last gasp 1-0 win at the Box Bar Mini-Stadium and Kuyateh was hoping to accumulate back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

In the other games on Sunday, Gambia Armed Forces secured their first three points of the season following a 1-0 scalp of Young Africans. The Gambian Soldiers had opened their campaign with three straight defeats before the weekend encounters.

Bakau United also recovered from their recent slump in form with a 1-0 defeat of Hawks with striker Sanna Darboe's 76th minute goal the only difference between the two sides in a game played at the Box Bar Mini-Stadium in Banjul.

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