Apr 17, 2009, 7:45 AM
Foday Badjan registered the only goal of the game in the first minute of the second half to earn his side the points needed.
Earlier on Friday, Jobe Kunda FC beat Liberty FC by 2-1 at the Kotu Quarry field.
Balontin head coach Alieu Manga, speaking to this reporter shortly after the game, thanked his team for the victory, adding that they always participate in the tournament and all teams know them for playing beautiful football.
They had a late preparation, and mobilizing his players was also difficult as they did not even have a complete squad coming into the game.
The pressure was on them during the second half as the wind was affecting them, and for this reason he told his players to relax in their own half and depend on counter attacks, since they already had a goal.
Alieu Sambou, head coach of Feature Stars FC, said they were just unlucky, and that most of his players did not feature during the game.
They will go back and rectify their mistakes before their next encounter, in order to secure the maximum points.
“We prepared well, had our chances but did not capitalize on them”, he added.
They will go back and rectify their mistakes, and the players who proved themselves will play in the next encounter, the coach went on, adding that his side was in a hurry for an equalizer.
He commended the committee for organising the tournament, and urged them to keep up the good work.