The head coach of the Bakau Zonal team, Abdoulie Bojang, was a happy man despite his side being forced to settle for a 1-1 draw by debutants Brufut in theiropening game in the competition.
Bojang was speaking to reporters at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda after the game. It was nonetheless history for the Sanimentary boys, who were playing a first ever game in the competition.
Bakau who themselves were making a return after missing last season's edition due to suspension were quite happy with the result. Lie Bojang added that his side did not prepare well having missed several of their players. He also said they didn't have enough time to prepare. Bojang added that they will prepare better for the next game.
Bakau opened the scorings in the first half when Sheriff Hydara scored with a wonder effort outside the area just past the half hour mark. But the best was saved for the history making Brufut when Sainey Jatta scored with a breathtaking volley 13 minutes from time.
And speaking to reporters after the game, Brufut coach, Malick Gassama, said he is very happy with the result as it was their first time in the tournament.