FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

19 March 2013

Gambia: Biko Still Enjoys Top After Derby Game With Bakau

Steve Biko are still on top of the GFA divisional league game after they were held zero draw by their counterpart, Bakau United. Steve Biko with 17 points prior to their game with Bakau could have secured all three points from Bakau United who made it difficult for them to secure a goal. The first half ended in a goaless draw as both teams were taming each other, especially Bakau United that were sitting at the back as they fear a goal from Biko.

Biko's striker No. 10 Ousman Manneh fired a powerful shot but went wide in the 55th minute. Both teams made several changes in the second half but none were able to hit the net. As play continued, No 7 Demba Jammeh for Biko also tried his luck in the 60th minute but his shot also went astray. Bakau's Lamin Dibba also tried to hit Bakau's net, but goal keeper Musa Trawalle refused his side to consider a goal. Amadou Baldeh No. 9 of Bakau United came close to goal several times but his efforts were always frustrating. Amadou came in the second time and passed the ball to defender Modou Jallow of Biko to hit net, but Jallow denied Baldeh another opportunity to secure a goal.

Both Biko and Bakau had lots of goal scoring opportunities but none of them hit the net. Meanwhile Biko stands at 18 points with first position while Bakau is have ten points as they both struggle from the mid table. After the game, Kebba Touray, Bakau's coach said a derby game is not easy.He said Biko is still enjoying the top, that Bakau United have a goal scoring problem which is a sickness in Gambian football. Abdoulie Bojang of Biko said they could have won but because it is a derby, it is difficult. So he said they have to work on the striking force. "And injury also hampered our progress in the game but i promise to work harder, He said. See the results for other encounters Armed Forces 2 Samger 1 Interior 2 Hawks 0 GPA 1 Real de Banjul 1 Seaview 1 Brikama United 1

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