Women football in The Gambia has been a two-horse race between Red Scorpions and Interior over the years. This is not the case this year as Abuko United and The Gambia Armed Forces ladies seems to be going for it.
This is evident in the number of points collected and the competitive nature of the matches since week one and there cannot be tougher matches than this weekend. This weekend will feature top of the table, mid-table and bottom of the table clash.
These three matches have real bearing on who can probably win the league, who can challenge for the title and who among the bottom teams will relegate. Beginning the super weekend fixtures is the relegation battle between Brikama and Immigration on Friday at the Box Bar Mini Stadium in Brikama.
Host Brikama will look to better their point tally after losing their first four matches on home soil but with Immigration just one point better off, the Brikama girls will look to spring a win on the final match of the first round. On the other hand, Immigration go into this fixture with a better mental frame after losing narrowly to Interior and holding Armed Forces to a goalless draw in week three and four respectively.
On Saturday, women football enthusiast will head to the Manjai Park to watch the top of the table clash between Red Scorpions and Champions Interior. This will be a repeat of the super cup final which went Red Scorpions way. Interior since lost one against Armed Forces thus collecting nine points and galloping strongly behind Red Scorpions who collected maximum points in all their matches.
A win for the police club will see them end then first round on equal points with leaders Red Scorpions but should they succumb to a defeat, their hopes of retaining the title will be a mare illusion. Red Scorpions on the other hand will look to build on their fine form to finish the first round with 15points but a flop against Interior will throw the title race wide open.
Rounding up the super weekend in the tense and tight women’s league is another clash of the titans between second place, Armed Forces and third place Abuko United. Both sides have their hopes on the title thus increasing competition in women football.
Armed Forces ladies were hopeful until their hopes were dazed by Red Scorpions who beat them 2-0 at the Serekunda East Mini Stadium. A win for the Khaki girls will see them increase their point tally to ten points.
Abuko on the hand lost two and won two collecting six points. They put up a stern resistance in their match against run-away leaders, Red Scorpions who snatched a late winner in week four. They might have the youngest players in the league but they are a delight to watch, putting up firm resistance against the top two.
Meanwhile in the second division:
Friday JAM CITY VS KINTEH’S 2.30pm Brikama
Saturday JESHWANG UTD VS COMPANY TEN 2.30pm Manjai
Sunday FUTURE-BI VS CITY GIRLS 2.30pm Brikama