By: Pa Barrow
The reigning champions of The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) National Division One League, Hawks FC head coach Alieu Jagne has expressed optimism over a decent performance in defense of their title amidst a poor run-of-form at the start of the new league season.
The Banjul-based team has lost four matches this season’s last six games. However, this has been a trend for the Hawks, who started their previous two campaigns with the same slow pace but went on to overturn the inferiority.
“We are experiencing a tough situation as a group, and it is not easy to cope in such situations. However, the same philosophy and approach to the national division one league will remain. We will continue to work hard and make sure that we get back to winning ways as soon as possible,” Coach Jagne said.
“We have played some excellent games this season even though we are not winning, but the performance is improving game by game, and that is positive going forward,” he added.
The departure of some of their players to Europe, who have contributed immensely to their last season’s success, has played a part in this poor campaign start.
Striking partners Modou Lamin Jarjue and Baboucarr Faal signed in Croatia and Portugal, respectively. Hawks also had their center back in, Modou Camara, leave for Polish Division 1 outfit Arka Gdynia.
Coach Alieu Jane’s men are currently second to last in the standings after six matches this season.