By Sulayman Bah
As the country’s top flight warms up to drawing to a close after
months of active ball-kicking the soaring scale of bookings is just
alarming.Once known for their unshakable penchant for free flowing football,
Hawks players, GFF reveal, are the most ticked in referees’
books than rest of the ten other teams in the First Eco sponsored
292 is the combined figure of yellow cards with Hawks picking 21 out
of that number –the highest in the championship. Most of the cards
dished out emanates from tackles and protests over referee decisions.
Hawks FC are looking to stay up in the division sitting sixth in the
standings –only eight points above the relegation zone.
While finishing the term on a decent note tops the club board’s
agenda, gaffer Sang Ndong will undoubtedly be wary of the rate at
which his charges are picking up cards.
Interior FC shares top spot with Hawks in the most booked clubs of the
league with Serrekunda United trailing in the duo’s wake at
second-place on fifteen cautions.
Hawks and Interior figures are no match to Blue Stars’ fourteen –who
are the second division’s top card-raking club.
Aside from the mouth-gaping figures over player bookings, statistics
on the goal front somewhat makes a decent reading with one hundred and
fifty-eight (158) goals scored in ninety-six (96) games.
Emil Sambou, Yahya Ndong, Mustapha Njie and Famara Jarju from Armed
Forces FC, Gamtel, Bombada and Real de Banjul respectively top scored
with each on six goals in eighteen matches.
Below is a break down of the leagues stats
First Division: Second division
Matches played 96 Matches played 49
Wins: 58 Wins : 37
Draws: 38 Draws : 12
Goal scored 158 Goals scored : 153
Yellow Cards 292 Yellow Cards : 153
Red Cards 17 Red Cards : 5
By Sulayman Bah