By Sulayman Bah
Witnessed by a paltry fan turn out understandably due to must-watch El Classico battle, Gamtel and Wallidan drew blanks in regular time before the quadruple times FA Cup winners got rid of the Blue Boys on post-match penalties.
The match marked the commencement of the Gambia 2015/2016 league.
Aside from Saturday’s encounter, it wouldn’t be any smooth-sailing for the telecom giants as released First Division fixtures presents a tough start for TaphaManneh’s troop regiment.
Up next for Gamtel will be another stop at the Serrekunda East Park where fans will be treated to their second capital derby of the new league against Real de Banjul after Banjul United -Wallidan clash.
The Telecommunication Boys sashayed over Real de Banjul to scoop last season’s domestic title and commencement of the new season will avail TaphaManneh ample time to prepare for the Orange Caf Champions League preliminary round which begins February.
Bombada takes on Steve Biko in Brikama with Armed Forces slugging it out with Samger and Brikama United facing Serrekunda United who managed to stay up following a sluggish take off the previous term.