by Arfang MS Camara
The head coach of Gamtel FC has expressed his side’s disappointment following their goalless draw with Wallidan. Tapha Manneh, whose side currently sits 2nd on the 12-team national league table, was speaking in a post-match interview at the Serekunda East Mini-Stadium on Saturday.
With the draw, Wallidan currently has 15 points from 13 games.
Manneh blamed the central referee for the outcome, saying his side had a goal that was “wrongly ruled out” for an off-side in the 82nd minute.
He claimed that the tempo of the game was too high for the central referee and urged that such games be given to more experienced referees. “The referee is a very good one but this game was above him,” Manneh added.
For his part, Foday Bah, head coach of Wallidan, said the encounter was a difficult one, describing it as more of a rugby game. He said both teams were not playing football, but expressed happiness with the point.
In the other games played on Saturday, league leaders Gambia Ports Authority also drew a blank with Gambia Armed Forces in a game played at the KG5 Mini-Stadium in Banjul, while Steve Biko scored an early goal to secure a narrow 1-0 defeat of Serrekunda United at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.