SJAG thumps ANPS in third Int’l Friendly

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Sports Journalists Association of the Gambia (SJAG) team Friday thumped the Association National de la Sportive Presse du Sénégal (ANPS) by 4-0 in an international friendly game played at the FIFA Goal Project at Old Yundum.

Omar Jobe opened the scoring for SJAG after converting a penalty, just before Foday Jatta of Teranga FM, Omar Tunkara of Star FM and Sankulleh Gibril Janko of WADR put their names on the score-sheet to make it a comfortable win for SJAG.

This is the third international friendly meeting between SJAG and ANPS. The Senegalese journalists won the first encounter in Banjul, some two years ago but the SJAG improved side to defeat their counterparts in two consecutive games both in Dakar last year and this year in Banjul.

Speaking shortly after the game, SJAG Head Coach Mariama Bojang of Paradise FM expressed glee for beating their counterparts, noting that their victory came as a result of hard work in their training grounds. “I just maintained my tactics even though the Senegalese changed their squad that played in Dakar. I want to thank my players and the SJAG Executive for their support.”

According to her, it is amazing having a back-to-back victory against the Senegalese Sports Journalists, adding that they will also be preparing for the next encounter in Dakar around December.

Head Coach of ANPS, Fatima Sylla of 2RTS, expressed disappointment for the final result but hailed the partnership of SJAG and ANPS. “This is our third meeting with the SJAG in which they beat us twice while we won once. We are now going back to prepare well for the next encounter in Dakar around December.

Miss Sylla noted that their defeat was as a result of fatigue because they played the same day they arrived in the country, adding that they will rectify their mistakes in Dakar come December.

According to her, they are very happy to have such collaboration with SJAG adding that, this kind of things will always strengthen their partnership, while promising to also beat the SJAG in Dakar 

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara