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Ansumana Barry stimulates Buckingham Utd to late Modou Memorial tourney

Jan 9, 2017, 1:41 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Striker Ansumana Barry’s second half strike has inspired Buckingham United FC to the 2016 late Modou Janneh Memorial intermediate knockout title.

Buckingham United FC defeated Dortmund FC 1-0 in a tightly-contested final game played at the Gunjur Nyamina Football Field on Saturday.

Both sides made a promising start to the final game and created few goal-scoring opportunities but the first half failed to produce a goal.

Upon resumption of the game, both sides picked up where they left in the first half and piled pressure on each other’s defence line.

It was Buckingham United FC who carried the trophy after striker Ansumana Barry netted the winner after the interval to fire Buckingham United to the 2016 late Modou Janneh Memorial knockout title.

Dortmund FC responded back for an equaliser but to no avail thus the game ended 1-0 in favour of Buckingham FC.

As champions, Buckingham United FC walked away with a giant trophy and a cash prize of D3,000, whilst Dortmund FC received D2,500 as runners-up.

The trophy was presented to the winners Buckingham United FC by Tijan Bojang, who represented the sponsor Buba Kasong Barrow, a Gunjurian residing in the United Kingdom.

The runners-up prize was presented by Ahmed S.B Bojang.

Speaking after the final game, Tijan Bojang, who represented the sponsor Buba Kasong Barrow, said he was once a member of Gunjur Sports Committee but quit due to indiscipline.

Bojang revealed that he was really impressed with level of discipline during the final match, adding that he now goes to watch matches at the Gunjur Nyamina football field.