Aug 3, 2009, 8:14 AM
The long-awaited final tie will feature reigning champions Sifoe against Tanji. The nail-biting encounter is described by many football admirers in Kombo South and its environs as the clash of the titans.
Saturday’s final clash will be the first meeting between Sifoe and Tanji in the Kombo South district football tournament since its inception in the 1980s.
Sifoe have won Kombo South district’s biggest football championship back-to-back in the 2012 and 2013 seasons and will be coming all out for a win against Tanji to retain the trophy for the third consecutive time to own it.
Sifoe made a slow start to the 2013-2014 late Kajali Badjie and late Ismaila Nyassi Kombo South district football tournament following their 1-all draw with Jambanjelly and Banyka before thumping Jambur 4-2 to finish top spot in their group with 5 points in three outings.
Sifoe beat Batokunku 2-1 in the quarterfinal before defeating Nyofelleh in the semi-final on penalties following a 1-all draw in regulation time, to advance to the final for the third successive time.
Tanji, on the other hand, also made a slow start to the 2013-2014 late Kajali Badjie and late Ismaila Nyassi Kombo South District football tournament after their goalless draw with neighbours Tujereng before beating Mamuda and Nyofelleh 2-1 and 1-0 respectively to finish first position in their group.
The coastal village boys thrashed Banyka 2-0 in the quarterfinal before beating the tournament favourites Jambanjelly 4-2 on penalties in their semi-final encounter, after a goalless draw in regulation time played at the Tujereng football field to sail to the final for the first time in their history.
They will be fighting tooth and nail for a win against the reigning champions (Sifoe) on Saturday to clinch their first-ever Kombo South district football tournament title.