Apr 2, 2014, 9:28 AM
FC on Friday beat Bilbao FC to claim the 2016 late Modou Janneh Memorial
intermediate league title.
The Amsterdam boys defeated Athletic boys 4-2 on penalties, after the regulation time failed to produce a winner in a tightly contested final game played at the Gunjur Nyamina Football Field.
Friday’s final was the first-ever appearance of Ajax FC and Bilbao FC in the late Modou Janneh Memorial intermediate league final.
Bilbao FC made an astonishing start to the game and dominated the opening twenty minutes of the game, but failed to utilize their limited goal-scoring opportunities.
Ajax FC, who were unable to settle in the opening twenty minutes of the game, opened the scores through striker Ebrima Barrow from the penalty spot after striker Lamin Saidy was brought inside the eighteen by Bilbao FC’s defender Foday Touray aka Varane before breaking to give his side the lead.
Bilbao FC responded back and levelled the scores through striker Yankuba Moro Janneh aka Alexis Sanchez, after the interval to cancel Ebrima Barrow’s first half opener from the penalty spot to make it 1-1.
This pushed the game into a post-match penalty shootout, which ended 4-2 in favour of Ajax FC.
As champions, Ajax FC went home with a giant trophy and cash prize of D5,000, whilst Bilbao FC received D4,000 as runners-up.
Bakary Touray aka Fabou of Buckingham FC was awarded as the best player of the tournament; Ebrima Barrow of Ajax FC was awarded as the leading goal scorer; Foday Touray aka Varane was awarded as the best defender of the tournament.
Misira United were awarded the most discipline club.
Musa Dibba of Ajax FC was awarded as the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
The kickoff was taken by Dr Ahmed Gibril Jassey, witnessed by several dignitaries including Famara Bojang, CEO of Vision Real Estate Company, Malang Jassey, Department of Forestry and Tijan Bojang.
The 2016 late Modou Janneh Memorial intermediate league was bankrolled by Isatou Cham Manjang, a native of Gunjur residing in the United Kingdom.