16 January 2013

Gambia: Chimo United Coach Hails Brikama League Success

The head coach of Chimo United FC, Sarjo Badjie, has expressed his delight over his side's victory in the final of the Brikama Nawettan League competition played at the Box Bar Mini-Stadium at the weekend.

Chimo thrashed Gidda 4-1 in a scintillating performance in front of a packed stadium. As winners, they went home with a giant trophy and a cash prize of D20,000 while Gidda pocketed home a consolation prize of D15,000.

The match was played as a tribute to the late Alaige Gitteh Bojang, with the kick-off taken by the chief of Kombo Central, Alhajie Dembo Keleng Bojang. Gidda got off to the best possible start and pulled the curtain raiser through Momodou Tubab Camara in the first minute. However, Landing Darboe, who plays his club football for Gambia Armed Forces, scored to ensure parity in the 21st minute.

Two minutes later, Chimo turned the game on its head when Alagie Fatajo who goes by his sobriquet Butut received a pass from fullback Foday Saidy and capitalised to score and give his side the lead. Landing Darboe added a third in the 35th minute before Modou Susso scored an own goal in the 68th minute to complete the emphatic scoreline.

Speaking to Observer Sports, Badjie said the victory was not a surprise to him. He thanked his players, officials and fans for working together as one. He also praised them for what he called a job well done.

For his part, the coach of Gidda Youths, Yaya Yarboe, said he accepted the defeat in good faith as football is all about winning or losing. He also praised his players for the good effort despite the heavy drubbing. He thanked BYSC for doing everything possible to ensure that peace was maintained during the league, and encouraged them to keep up the good work.

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