Gambia: Alkalo Tournament Underway in Banjulinding

The Banjulinding Alkalo, Momodou Lungs Jarjue-sponsored football tournament is currently underway in the Kombo North village of West Coast Region.

The tournament is organised by the Banjulinding Youth and Sports Committee and named after its Alkalo. Eleven teams are currently taking part in the tournament which also has the Alkalo as the main sponsor.

Speaking to this reporter, Alkalo Momodou Lungs Jarjue said the tournament was organised to foster unity and love amongst themselves with a view to ensuring that they take a strong stance in contributing to national development. Jarjue stressed that the competition has been trouble-free since it started.

Honourable Pa Lamin Jatta, the National Assembly member for Kombo North Constituency, took the kick-off in the opening game between Dums FC and Conge Bi FC. A compact defence coupled with invention and flair in attack allowed Dums FC to dominate the second half. Conge Bi FC were beaten 2-1 by Dums FC.

According to Modou Manjang, the public relations officer of the Banjulinding Youth and Sports Committee, the winner of the tournament will receive a cash prize of D5, 000 whilst the runners-up will pocket home D3, 500. Prizes will also be given out to the most disciplined team and the best footballer of the tournament.

Group A consists of Dums FC, Conge-Bi FC, Neem Tree FC, Steve-Biko FC, PTS FC and Woodpecker FC, while Group B is comprised of California FC, Jarama FC, Deago FC, Old Hands FC and Sanchaba United FC.

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