14 February 2013

Gambia: Confed Cup Tie Affects Gamtel's Domestic Fixture

Gamtel's commitments in the CAF Confederations Cup against ASC HLM have resulted in their domestic league fixture against Bakau United being pushed forward by a whole month, the organising Committee of the Gambian premier league has confirmed.

The Gambian telecomunication giants were scheduled to play Bakau United in week five of the 2013 domestic season at the Serekunda East Mini-Stadium yesterday but their game against Senegalese FA Cup winners in the continent's second-tier cup competition has made it necessary for the league game and venue to be moved. The game will now be played on March 13th at the KG5 Mini-Stadium in Banjul.

The GFA's decision to chalk off Gamtel's mid-week fixture against Kebba 'Jesper' Touray's Bakau United will give Tapha Manneh and his charges more time to prepare for the battle against the Senegalese at the Box Bar Mini-Stadium on Sunday.

Ahead of the game at the wekend, the two-time Gambian FA Cup winners convened a press briefing at the Independence Stadium Friendship Hostel hall yesterday. The briefing was expected to focus on the club's preparations for the game.

The press briefing was expected to be attended by club officials and technicians and a representative from the GFA Normalisation Committee. Details of the press conference will come in our tomorrow edition.

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