By: Pa Barrow
The head coach of Falcons FC, Lamin Sanneh, has raised unsatisfactory concerns over what he called “congested” fixtures in the schedules of the 2023 Gambia Football Federation (GFF) First Division One League matches.
As he is widely known, Jose highlighted that the fixtures are congested, which could result in a lack of recovery period for players and cause a load on the artificial turfs. The Falcons gaffer is, therefore, unsatisfied with the schedules of the ongoing Gambian top-tier matches.
He said, “Most matches are played on the artificial turfs, and the load is too much on almost all teams. None of the coaches is happy with the schedules because the recovery of our players matters to us coaches.”
“We are not mourning about it, but those responsible for the fixtures should look at it again and understand that playing every three days is difficult. Therefore, the recovery period should be considered,” Sanneh added.
The league leader’s boss made these remarks following his side’s 1-all draw against reigning champions Hawks FC at the famous KG5 Mini Stadium in Banjul.
Falcons FC is currently leading the league standings and may have a fear for their title fight as most of the league matches of the second round are played every three days, leaving coaches with little time to recover ahead of fixtures.