Falcons coach downplays his side’s title credentials despite topping the GFF league table

Lamin Sanneh, the Falcon's coach

By: Ebrima KB Sonko

The head coach of Falcons Football Club, Lamin Sanneh, brands his side as “underdogs” despite the ‘Blue Armies’ finishing top of the table in the first round of the Gambia Football Federation Division 1 League with a four-point lead.

Lamin Sanneh, the Falcon’s coach, said despite his team’s remarkable display in the first round of the Gambia top-tier league, his team’s primary target is to maintain their status in the League.

“We try to set realistic targets for ourselves, and We try to work on our target, but Very challenging knowing all the teams are better than us. So generally, we are the minors and underdogs in the League, which we are not shy to admit because we are a genuine team. So we want to first think of safety, and we all know globally a team needs 40-45 points to be sure of safety, and that’s our major target despite sitting on top of the League.” Lamin said.

Falcons Football Club has accumulated 32 points, 4 points more than second-place Wallidan Football Club and 5 points ahead of Real De Banjul in the first stanza of the League.

Even with their remarkable performance in the first round that makes Falcons one of the favorites to win the League, Coach Lamin Sanneh told The Alkamba Times Sports that his team is enjoying the momentum and the title is for Wallidan and Real De Banjul to lose.

“We can’t compete with Real De Banjul, Walidan, and all other household names in Gambian Top Flight. So at Falcons, we are enjoying the moments and seeing how far we can go, and we want to finish in a respectable Spot. We don’t have any pressure. We approach each match based on our team strengths; we want to continue focusing on ourselves more than the other teams.”

“Yes, we are among the favorites considering our points tally after the first round, but we are very, very far from being the Champions, knowing fullyWalidan and Real are top teams with great coaches and a fantastic set of players, and it’s they who are under pressure to deliver the League title after missing out on the coveted prize for some years.” Coach Lamin Sanned said.

The Falcons have reinforced their squad with two marquee signings. The Blue Armies have secured the services of former Gambian U-20 captain Matarr Ceesay from Amazulu and Solomon Kanform from Sheikh Jamal for a free transfer.


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