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Access and Central Bank share spoils in inter-bank tourney opener

Feb 5, 2020, 1:48 PM | Article By: Lamin Gibba

Access Bank have shared spoils with Central Bank of The Gambia in the 2020 late Famara Jatta memorial inter-bank football tournament following their goalless draw in the opening match, played at the Serrekunda West Mini Stadium over the weekend.

The opening game was graced by the first Deputy Governor of Central Bank Dr. Saikou Jabbie and senior bank officials.

Both teams started the match with the ambition of collecting the maximum three points and crafted great several goal scoring opportunities but the game ended goalless.

Speaking to journalists shortly after the game, Central bank first deputy governor, Dr Saikou Jabbie said the tournament is more than just football, adding that it also brings banks together to interact. He said that it is very important to do sports to acquire good health.

Dr. Jabbie noted that people will be surprised that there are very good players within the banking community good enough to play in the national league. He stated that tournaments are also organised to promote health.

Head coach of Central Bank, Lamin Sillah said they could have lost the game, saying that his team created good goal scoring chances but failed to utilize on them.

Assistant coach of Access Bank, Pascal Touray said their aim was to go out and clinch the significant three points but the match ended goalless.