Tallinding Utd lodge Africell appeal to GFA
Monday, April 20, 2009
The Gambia Football Association Division One League returnees, Tallinding United, have lodged an appeal against Africell FC with the football association, Observer Sports has gathered.
The relegation-threatened club have alleged that fellow strugglers, Africell, fielded an ineligible player in goalkeeper Ousman Darboe during their week twelve meeting in the first division league, which Africell won 1-0.
According to Tallinding’s claim, goalkeeper Darboe was a property of Brikama United when he featured for the Africell side in Saturday’s clash of the bottom of the table. An official at the Gambia Football Association secretariat confirmed the receipt of a letter of appeal from Tallinding United, adding that the appeal will be tabled before the GFA Appeal Committee at its next meeting.
The two clubs (Africell and Tallinding) are presently rooted at the bottom of the league table and both sides need the three points to revive hopes of escaping relegation. Africell leapfrogged Tallinding to eleventh position with 12 points after the disputed win, but Tallinding can go level with misfiring Hawks at eleventh position if they win the appeal case.
GFA 1st Division League Fixtures
Week Thirteen Fixtures
Wed. 22/04/09 Brikama United vs Wallidan Brikama
Wed. 22/04/09 Real de Banjul vs Bakau United Stadium
Wed. 22/04/09 Africell FC vs Armed Forces S/K/East
Wed. 22/04/09 Steve Biko vs T/United Manjai
Thur. 23/04/09 Samger vs Hawks Manjai
Thur. 23/04/09 Gamtel vs Sea View Brikama
Week Fourteen Fixtures
Sat. 25/04/09 Bakau United vs T/United Manjai
Sat. 25/04/09 Armed Forces Vs Brikama United Brikama
Sun. 26/04/09 Africell FC Vs Gamtel Brikama
Sun. 26/04/09 Real de Banjul Vs Sea View Brikama
Sun. 26/04/09 Steve Biko Vs Hawks Manjai
Sun. 26/04/09 Wallidan Vs Samger S/K/East
Author: Nanama Keita