Gambian league returns after a ten-month suspension

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The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has been granted the green-light by the Health Ministry to kick-off the new season in line with COVID-19 protocols.

The GFA League First Division was halted for a period of 10 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The league commenced this past weekend with fascinating fixtures that produced all sorts of drama.

“The top-flight matches will be played across three venues (Independence Stadium, National Technical Training Centre and Live Your Dreams Sports Academy), whilst works at the Banjul and Brikama mini stadiums are expected to be completed by the end of February,” The GFF said in a statement.

“Latrikunda United were leading the second division when the season was aborted last spring and they will begin their push for a place in the first division against Falcons at the National Technical Training Centre (NTTC) in Yundum.”

In the first fixture, the leaders of the annulled 2019/20 season Real de Banjul got off to a great start with a 2-1 win over Tallinding United on Friday, 15 January 2021 at the new Live Your Dreams Sports Academy stadium.

In another thrilling encounter which saw Fortune secure a 1-0 slender win against Waa Banjul at the Independence Stadium

In Saturday’s fixtures, Elite United got the better of Hawks 2-1, while Gambia Armed Forces trashed Marimoo 2-0.

Gambia’s most successful club Wallidan came from behind to draw 1-1 with Brikama on Sunday. Meanwhile, Gambia Ports Authority and Banjul United shared the spoils in the Banjul derby.

Former champions Gamtel were beaten 3-1 by Bakau Kachikaly (BK) Milan. Goals from U-20 midfielder Wally Fofana, Ismaila Sambou and Buba Jammeh secured the points for BK Milan.

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By FARPost Reporter

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