FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

Gambia: Marimo Clinch Manjai Knock-Out Cup

Marimo clinched Manjai knockout trophy after a lone goal win over Darusalam.

Marimo defeated Darusalam in a well played final with a lot of spectators who came to watch the awaited finals.

Marimo could have finished with Darusalam earlier before they entered the second half, but Darusalam always intercepted their ball, especially the goalkeeper Pa Modou Thomas who blocked most of Marimos balls.

Marimo No. 8 Ebrima Kins, in 46 minutes in the second half, tried his luck but the chance was intercepted by Marimo goalkeeper.

In 49 minutes, Marimo had another chance again by their No. 9 Alagie Jammeh who played a wonderful game but his set pieces went to corner, which later became fruitless.

Darusalam also in 54 minutes could have hit the net but No. 2 Ousman Sillah's header went wide.

After several balls were squandered Marimo finally came with a goal in 63 minutes when their No. 16 Morrix Ceesay tapped the ball in the net which goalkeeper Thomas stretched up to disallow the ball, but the ball was faster than him.

Marrix goal become the goal of the day, as Darusalam tried all possible best but cannot cancelled that lone goal.

Darusalam No. 10 Sheikh T Joof also tried hard but no goal could be registered for his side as they became the runners up in the finals, with a consolation prize of D15, 000, while winners Marimo clinch the trophy with a cash prize D20,000.

Speaking to Marimo coach Momodou Jallow, said that he is the happiest man on the earth as his team became the knock-out champion.

On Darusalam side their manager Ebrima Konteh said that's the game his side are not lucky despite all efforts, he said that his side loose because they sit at back too much.

In another development at Manjai Sachaba United will play Filand F.C Saturday 23 November 2012.

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