Thursday, October 01, 2009

Bees, Gombe Utd In Independence Day Clash

Ranchers Bees and Gombe United would confront each other in a rescheduled Week One game that would hold at either the Sani Abacha Stadium or the Kano Pillars Stadium on Thursday.
Both clubs have lost one game apiece in the ongoing campaign of the Globacom Premier League, which enters Week Three on Saturday and Sunday.
Ranchers Bees got a harsh baptism of fire in the hands of Enugu Rangers at the Abakaliki Township Stadium when it lost by 0-2 while Gombe United became the first side to suffer a loss at home to Niger Tornadoes. understands that head coach of Gombe United, Ben Duamlong, is a worried man after his side has lost two games in the spate of 14 days and is keen to avoid a third in the hands of newcomer to the Globacom Premier League.
Gombe United was bundled out of the West African Football Union (WAFU) Club Championship to ASFA Yennega of Burkina Faso and followed up with its woeful performance with a 1-2 home loss to Uwua’s men at the Abubakar Umar Memorial Stadium in Gombe.
Duamlong knows that tomorrow’s rescheduled fixture against Ranchers Bees is one that his side needs to get a result in order to restore confidence to his side and avoid the club from imploding before the season wears on.
“We have started poorly this season. We have lost in the WAFU Cup and then our first league game (against Niger Tornadoes). Now we will have to get something against our next opponents no matter what to bring back confidence in the side,” he told
Ranchers Bees also has its own fair share of problems with most of them bordering on paucity of funds at the management’s disposal.
The club has also been directed to look elsewhere to play its home games by the Kaduna State government after the Kaduna Township Stadium and Ahmadu Bello Stadium locked up for renovation.
It would be a case of two struggling sides battling for points in the Independence Day game.

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