Apr 28, 2009, 8:47 AM
Abdoulie Sano’s first-half strike has inspired Senegalese premier league side
Niary Tally to Real De Banjul fifty-year anniversary international football
The Dakar-based outfit beat Sukuta 1-0 in a keenly contested final game played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Sunday. The final showdown attracted spectators from Greater Banjul and surrounding.
Although both sides made excellent start to the final game, the Senegalese side dominated Sukuta in the later part and opened the score through striker Abdoulie Sano, before breaking to earn his side the Real De Banjul fifty-year anniversary international football tournament title.
The Sukutarians fought back for an equalizer but could not breakthrough Niary Tally’s solid defence line thus the game ended 1-0 in favour of the Senegalese premier league side.
The tournament was organised by Real De Banjul Football Club as part of the club’s fifty-year anniversary celebrations.
The Banjul-based football club was formed in 1966, by students in Banjul.
Niary Tally received a giant trophy as champions of the tournament, whilst Sukuta received a small trophy as runners-up.
The best player award went to Niarry Tally’s striker Etienne Gomez. Ebrima Ba of Niarry Tally was awarded as the best goalkeeper of the tournament and the leading goal scorer award went to Alasana Jatta of Sukuta.
The final was graced by Minister of Youth and Sport Alieu K. Jammeh, the Gambia Football Federation president Lamin Kabba Bajo, CDS Gambia Armed Force Lieutenant General Ousman Badgie and other dignitaries.
Real De Banjul Football Club have produced one of the finest players for the Gambia National team in previous years such as Ebou Sillah, Edrissa Sonko, Pa Musa Fofana, Bubacarr Steve Trawally, Bubacarr Sanneh, Abdoulie Jallow, Alagie Modou Jobe among other great players.