By Arfang M.S Camara
The champions of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) men’s first division league, Hawks Football Club have been officially crowned and coronated in grand style during a ceremony at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Sunday.
The Reds wrapped up their impressive season on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Team Rhino during their week-30 final fixture of the league played at the Stadium in Bakau.
Captain Omar Sarr came off the bench to score the game’s only goal in the 86th minute for the champions Hawks FC.
The Banjul-based team, Hawks, eventually ended the season with 62 points from 30 matches. They won 19 games, drew 5 and lost 6.
Hawks FC under the guidance of Coach Alieu Jagne scored 38 goals and conceded 17.
The coronation ceremony was presided over by the President of the GFF Lamin Kaba Bajo and attended by high profile dignitaries.
This season’s success has ended Hawk FC’s 26-year wait for a league title and their first trophy since the 2017 FA Cup win.
As the winners of the league, Hawks FC were awarded a giant trophy and cash prize of D750, 000. Real de Banjul were given D300, 000 for finishing second position and Steve Biko also given D150, 000 for ending the season in third position respectively.