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Monday, January 30, 2012

Steve Biko Handed first Defeat

Steve Biko
By Mandu Sanneh

Since their impressive 1-0 win against Samger in the opening weekend of matches in the GFA first league, Steve Biko have only managed a goalless draw against Real de Banjul before suffering another setback against rivals Bakau United at Serrekunda East mini stadium last Saturday.  
Bakau United took the lead in the 37 minutes after a fine piece of play by Modou Lamin Sanyang and Lamin Jallow found Amadou Baldeh unmarked and the striker nodded home the only goal of the game from close range.  
Steve Biko had chances of their own through Sainey Ceesay in 20 minutes, but the striker’s effort was well gathered by Bakau and former Gambian international Alagie Nyabally.
  Though the encounter was well contested, had the two side utilised their chances it would have been a different game, as the outing fans and spectators were entertained with fine piece of football through-out 90 minutes.  
Biko’s Sulayman Sanyang’s 61 minute effort went just inches wide, before Alagie Nyabally’s spectacle save to deny lively Fabakary Bojang from leveling the scores for Steve Biko.   
In a post-match interview, Bakau United head coach Kebba Touray, said he was very happy with his players performances so far, despite a difficult build up to the start of season, noting that the victory will serve as a big motivation for the team. 
Coach Abdoulie Bojang however expressed disappointment that his team lost the game. He attributed their defeat to poor finishing, though his players put up a remarkable performance.
Bakau will be hoping to continue their wining strength tomorrow when they lock horns with the Academy Boys, Samger at the Serrekunda East mini stadium in the fourth week of football in the GFA League, while Steve Biko will try to return to winning ways against Wallidan on Wednesday 1st February at the Serrekunda East mini stadium.

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