Point smashes Voice in GPU tourney opener

Monday, June 24, 2019

The Point on Saturday thumped The Voice by 3-0 in opening game of The Gambia Press Union (GPU) organised Inter-media football tournament, played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The opening game, which was described as the pen pushers derby, saw The Point capitalise on the mistakes of The Voice and defeat them with a convincing 3-0 score-line, warning other teams of their stronghold in the tournament .

Assan Ndoye opened the scoring to give Point the lead before the end of the first half and when they returned from break, Biram Gaye have a fine finish and substitute Tumani Saidy’s 20-yard shot gave all the maximum point to The Point in their Group A opener.

The Voice opened the game with a fine touch display but created little upsets at the back of the Point’s defence line.

The Point head coach Bekai Njie expressed delights after collecting the maximum point in their opening encounter, saying that the defeat is a warning that The Point is not only good at relaying information but also good outside the newsroom. “This is a warning to the other teams in the tournament. I am very delighted and hope that this kind of win continues,” he said.

According to him, beaten The Voice 3-0 is just the beginning as they are hoping for the trophy, adding that the maximum point will serve as a boost for their ambition in the tournament.

Bakary Ceesay, The Voice head coach said it was disappointing for them as they lost the opening with a 3-0 defeat in the hands of their rival, saying they will use the defeat as a learning point to rectify their mistakes for their subsequent games. 

He said most of his boys were not active players and some have not been training for so long, adding that they are coming out in their next encounter to collect the maximum point from Paradise Media.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara