By: Muhammed Lamin Drammeh
Over the weekend, the 2023-24 Gambia Football Federation Division One League commenced with eight matches played and a total of thirteen goals scored.
The newly promoted team, TMT, kicked off the league on Friday evening with a surprising 2-1 victory over Marimoo at the Bakau mini stadium, despite playing with a man down.
TMT, who were champions of the second division, stunned many football fans with their performance and will be hoping for more wins in the upcoming games.
In a separate match played on Friday in Brikama, Bombada, who returned to the first division, lost against Falcons who were last year’s runners-up, by a goal to nil.
On Saturday at Basori, Real de Banjul began the defence of their title with e 2-0 win over potential title rivals, Fortune FC in a thrilling game at Kombo East. Real scored a goal in each half of the game to secure an important win.
At Yundum, the Gambia Armed Forces narrowly lost to Greater Tomorrow by 2-1.
In Bakau, Team Rhino triumphed against Steve Biko by beating the Bakau giant killers by 2-0.
On Sunday, city boys Banjul United lost to Samger at home by a goal to nil.
In Brikama, travelling Waa Banjul suffered a late peg back against Brikama United. These two teams are equal on the pitch for seven consecutive games now without a winner. Yesterday’s game ended one-all.
Another newly promoted side, BST Galaxy and serial champions Wallidan played a barren draw at the FIFA Goal Project in Yundum.
The first week produced a whopping 13 goals in 8 matches.