Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wallidan pick points, Steve Biko draws


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By Sulayman Bah

Blue Boys Wallidan got off on a high note in this season’s league opener beating town rivals Banjul United 2-1Modou Lamin Manneh at the Banjul mini-stadium.

Two goals from forward Modou Lamin Manneh scored in each of the two halves secured Wallidan of their first points of the season against a once resolute Banjul United.

Manneh, pictured above, hammered in the opening goal after twenty-five minutes before ramming home the second with a delightful finish.

BJL United managed to score but it proved a mere consolation.

Elsewhere in Brikama, Bombada who finished sixth after making the climb from the second tier last term got it on with Steve Biko. Both sides settled on a one-all stalemate.

Bombada peeled off shocking results and at one point topped the standings in the first round only to come down on an almost free fall pace last season. But with this draw, it puts them at a firm position of over turning things.

The gaffer who would be preoccupied with building from where they left off has a huge task of turning the club’s from title pretenders status to contenders of a genuine stock.

Samger and Gambia Armed Forces also managed to pull off a 1-1 tie at the Serrekunda East mini-stadium.

Brikama faced Serrekunda United in Brikama while Gamtel took on Real de Banjul at SK East – a meeting of last season title contenders – with Gambia Ports Authority tussling Hawks in Banjul as we went to press yesterday evening.

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