Dec 19, 2012, 8:59 AM
Bakoteh Proper Lower Basic School on 29 May 2011 defeated Olympafrica Centre team by 6-5 on post-match penalty shootout to be crowned champions of the Daimler Cup Tournament.
Organised by Olympafrica Centre Serrekunda East, the tournament marked the 6th Edition of the Daimler Cup Tournament jointly sponsored by the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) and Olympafrica Foundation in Dakar.
Abuko Upper Basic School also beat Musa Bun Nusair Islamic School by a lone goal to nil to lift the trophy of the Upper Basic School competition in a thrilling final played at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium at the weekend.
Each of the winners of both categories received a trophy and three footballs and both runners-up went away with 3 footballs at the end of the competition as part of consolation prizes.
Other teams were also compensated for taking part in the championship, with each receiving 2 footballs.
The award of the most disciplined team in the Lower Basic School category was given to Bakoteh Proper, while that of the upper basic school category was received by Bakau Upper Basic School, who deservedly won it. Each as well received a football as prices.
Sulayman Kalleh of Tallinding Proper Lower Basic School and Adama Jarju of Abuko Lower Basic School were twin on the position of leading goal scorers and each of them was rewarded with a football.
In the Upper Basic School category, Adama A. Jallow of St. Therese's Upper Basic School emerged as the leading goal scorer and was also awarded with a football.
Modou Lamin Nyassi of Olympafrica Centre and Baboucarr Suma of Bakoteh Proper Lower Basic School were named the two best players in the Lower Basic School category, while that of the Upper Basic School category went to Amadou Baldeh of Abuko Upper Basic School and Sering B. Cham of Olympafrica Centre.
The tournament brought together 22 Lower and Upper Basic Schools and two other teams from Olympafrica Centre Serrekunda East.
Speaking to Pointsport in an interview, the director of Olympafrica Centre Serrekunda East, Alfousainey Jarju, described this year’s tournament as one of the most successful.