Captain Modou Jallow’s blunder costs Biko
- Tuesday, 29 May 2012
- Written by Modou Lamin Beyai
On Friday evening at the KG 5 mini stadium in Banjul, Steve Biko played out a 1-1 draw against Young Africans in an intriguing encounter.
Steve Biko controlled the game clock in the entire half and created some openings but weren’t able to capitalize on any in the opening minutes.
It was not until in the 33rd minute that Biko created that first real chance at goal when Nfansu Bojang made a solo run into Young Africans’ goal area and all he had to do was to tap the ball into the far right corner to give his side the lead.
Young Africans’ Yusupha Sarr had the chance to level the scores before heading into the break but he lost concentration and put the ball wide past Musa Touray’s goal.
Heading into the second half Young Africans took control of the game as they were looking for the leveler but squandered chances at goal. In the 55th minute, Young Africans’ Saidou Badjie tried a long range shot out of the 18 but his powerful shot sailed past Touray’s goal.
Young Africans weren’t made to wait much as they leveled the scores six minutes later all thanks to Biko’s captain Modou Jallow who scored into his own net after struggling to clear Sainey Touray’s cross.
Yusupha Sarr had some chances to give his side the advantage but was too hesitant at goal. In the 80th minute, Biko’s Lamin Touray triggered a powerful long range shot but could only watch as Seedy Njie was there to perfectly save his ball.
Seconds later, Buba Bojang also tried a similar thing at Biko’s goal but Seedy was there again to grab it. In the 85th minute, Young Africans’ Badou Mbye nearly gave his side the winner but could only watch as his shot stroll past Musa Touray’s goal.
The draw leaves Steve Biko at tenth in the league with 22 points while it takes Young Africans to seventh in the league with 24 points.Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:48