Africell tourney under way

Monday, April 09, 2018

Africell Gambia Limited 2017/2018 inter-department football competition knock-out cup started on Friday at the Serrekunda West mini stadium.

The knock-out cup competition brought together four department teams to compete for the second edition of the inter-department trophy organised by the staff and supported by the company.

As part of the opening match; Africell commercial department team thrashed the Technical Department team 3-1 at the Serrekunda West mini stadium.

Commercial department team broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute of the game through Eliman Manga from a brilliant free-kick. Two minutes later, Technical department leveled the scores courtesy of Ebrima Joof after a scramble ball fell perfectly for Joof to slide the ball into the net to cancell Eliman Manga’s 23rd minute opener.

Upon resumption from break, both coaches made changes to strengthen their teams and moments later Commercial team made it 2-1 from Batch Mbye’s stunning long range shot in the 70th minute of the game.

Shortly before the cessation of hostilities, Commercial team made it 3-1 after Momodou Alieu Jallow fired the third goal in stoppage time to wrap up matters.

Ronald Senghore, Commercial department’s coach said he was excited with the performance displayed by his players because they played with heart and sprit, adding that they played against the Technical department in the first edition final and they won.

Technical department coach Bubacarr Jallow said he was impressed with the composure of his players, saying Commercial department are the defending champions. 

Author: Lamin Gibba