14 January 2013

Gambia: Gamcel Thrash WCR 4-1 in Friendly

The Gambia's first and leading GSM provider, Gamcel at the weekend defeated West Coast Radio (WCR) 4-1 in a friendly football match played at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda.

The well attended game was meant among other things to cement the long existing bond of friendship between the two institutions and also for their staff to know each other.

Speaking to Observer Sports shortly after the game, Hagie Drammeh, head coach of the beaten WCR side, expressed his disappointment over the heavy defeat, saying that the performance he saw at the training ground did not reflect during the game. "We gave a respectable performance and I congratulate Gamcel on their win," Hagie told reporters.

"Some of my strikers came late and my changes did not pay any dividend, but I am happy that the reason for which the game was organised was 100 per cent achieved. It was all about fun," he added.

On his part, Malick Badgie, head coach of Gamcel, said his side was well prepared for their opponents. "It is a good game and I take this opportunity to thank Peter Gomez for organising the game. West Coast Radio and Gamcel are partners in national development," the elated coach told reporters.

Asked whether the purpose of game has been achieved, he replied in the affirmative, while expressing hope that the relationship between the two institutions will continue.

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