Monday, October 3

Hawks FC Coach says it is good point drawing against Real

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By Arfang M.S. Camara

Alieu Jagne, head coach of Hawks FC, expressed delight after drawing against Real de Banjul FC, saying “it was a very good game and a very good point”.

Coach Alieu Jagne was speaking in an interview with reporters shortly after Hawks FC played a goalless draw against Real de Banjul during their week-22 fixtures of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) 1st Division League played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Saturday.

Alieu Jagne, who guided Hawks FC at the top of the table with 52 points, added that the referee has the final say, even though they believed that they two clear penalties during the game, adding that they will take the result in good faith.

“We came into the game to win and extend their lead at the top to nine points. But there were two sides that if we cannot win, we at least get a point, because they are behind us by six points.”

According to Coach Alieu Jagne, who is looking to win their first league title since 1996 said, it was a very good game and his players concentrated very well, adding that lack of concentration always caused them their games against Real previously

“We got everything to win us the league title this season. We will concentrate more now that there are only four games to go. At least we are looking for another six points in our remaining games.”

For his part, Ebrima, Real de Banjul trainer, said the game was very nice despite not being satisfied with the final result, adding that they prepared to win the game to reduce the gap against Hawks FC.

“We will take the final result with good faith and know that the game was balanced because both Hawks FC and Real de Banjul played well and each deserved to go home with a point.”

According to him, though they prepared to win the encounter, a draw is also fine for them, adding that one of their main problems for drawing the game is that his players did not capitalize on their chances created during the first half of the game.

The result maintained Real de Banjul FC at 2nd position with 46 points, six points behind leaders Hawks FC with four games remaining.

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