Newspaper has also defeated The Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) 4-3
on post-match penalty shootout, following a goalless stalemate in the
regulation time in a game played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
The national broadcast came into the game with the hope of making it through to the final but failed to capatalise on their chances. Standard also came into the game with the aspiration of making it to the final after slightly progressing from the group stage.
The Bakau-based team played against GRTS after collecting six points in their group A, while the national broadcaster also made it to the semifinal after toping group B with 3 points.
Speaking in an interview with The Point Sports, Sheriff Bojang, head coach of Standard Newspaper team expressed joy for reaching their first-ever football tournament final, adding that they came into the game to rectify their mistakes during their second group A game against The Point.
“This is the first time we are participating in any football tournament and we have about 40 staff in which the average age is 25 years. Most of them are very sportive. We have talented footballers, basketball and handball players,” he said
According to him, they have people who played different sports in the Standard Newspaper and called on his players to have self-believe that they can achieve something from the tournament