8 January 2013

Gambia: West Coast Region, Others Sail Through to Semis in NAYCONF Volleyball

Crr — West Coast Region, Kanifing Municipality, Banjul and Lower River Region have all booked their places to the semi-finals of the Women's Volleyball competition in the ongoing National Youth Conference and Festival (NaYCONF).

West Coast Region made it to the semis following their 3 sets to 1 defeat of Kanifing Municipality in the final game of the group stages played at the Bansang Senior Secondary School Volleyball Lawn. Both teams came into the game with 6 points each and needed a win to finish top of the group.

It was the West Coast Region side that emerged victorious at the end of the game, but despite the defeat, Kanifing Municipality qualified for the semi-finals after securing second spot in the group standings.

Banjul and Lower River Region also qualified from their group after collecting 6 points each from the group stage. West Coast Region will now face Banjul in the last four while Kanifing Municipality will lock horns with Lower River Region in the other semi-final encounter.

Speaking to Observer Sports shortly after his side's defeat to West Coast Region, Muhammed Jeng, head coach of Kanifing Municipality Volleyball team, said they played a very good game but that the timing of the game wasn't to their favour.

He added that his players were angry at a certain stage of the game when the official awarded their opponents three points."I have the confidence that we can win the volleyball competition," he stated, adding that they qualified to the semis prior to their game against West Coast Region.

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