Gambia's Banjul FC wins promotion to Swedish 4th Division

Written by Fallaboweh

Banjul FC

Sweden-based Gambian football team, Banjul FC over the weekend secured promotion to the fourth division of Sweden's Allsvenskan league.

Gibou Cherry's header proved decisive as the Gambian team made another giant step towards their quest to play top-level football one day.

The team which was established by Gambians in Stockholm finished the season with 25 points, losing two games, drawing one and winning eight.

It was Gibou Cherry's second goal of the season and the player was elated as the team achieved their target for the season.

"It was a very hard season but we have seen ourselves through the line. We have to prepare now and even start tomorrow. We feel proud to lead this path, this victory and team are for the Gambian community in Sweden," said Gibou.

Banjul FC's technical coach, Baba Touray also mentioned that it was a great honour for the team as the pundits did not expect them to qualify.

"From Division seven to division four, nobody believed in us but today we are here, it's a big achievement. We have seen other nationalities having a team here therefore we thought it's high time to establish one and show people that The Gambia is on another level when it comes to football."

Aziz Corr, a senior player of the team also threw some lights on the season as he maintains their hard work yielded dividends.

"This victory is for the Gambians based in Stockholm, the entire Gambia, and everybody."