By Nicholas Bass
Waterside FC, Red Hawks FC and Wagadu FC have all been relegated to their respective regional third division leagues after their poor exploits in the just concluded Gambia Football Federation Second Division League.
The Banjul-based team, Waterside FC has confirmed their relegation following 3-2 defeat over Jam City during a game played at the Brikama Box-Bar Mini-Stadium.
The Jambanjelly-based team took the lead in the early 5th minute through Bubacarr Jallow, before Malang Jammeh doubled their lead in the 27tth minute of the game.
The Banjul-based team, Waterside FC started the second period very very well after scoring two quick goals to level the game through Lamin Hydara and Ousman Colley in the 60th and 66tth minutes respectively.
Ismaila Camara came up with the winner for Jam City in the dying minutes of the game.
Speaking in an interview with the Voice Sports, Sam Gibba, head coach of Jam City praised his players for a good performance and noted that Jam City United is too big to be relegated into the GFF 3rd Division League.
“We will prepare very hard to finish in a better position in the second-tier league next season,” he said.
For his part, Alasan Jarju, head Coach of Waterside FC, expressed disappointment for finishing the season which relegated them from the second division league, adding that his players were inexperienced to play in the GFF 2nd division football League.
According to him, they will prepare their side very well in the third division, while expressing hope of qualifying back to the 2nd Division League.
Meanwhile, Waterside FC who finished the season second-from-bottom (17th) position with 30 points are joined by Red Hawks FC and Wagadu to next season’s football in their respective third division leagues.
Red Hawks FC finished the league first-from-bottom (16th) position with 36 points, while Wagadu finished at the rock bottom (18th) position with 27 points after playing 34 games.