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Banjul Utd coach delighted at reaching first-ever FA Cup final

Jul 8, 2014, 11:01 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Omar Fatty, assistant coach of Banjul United, has expressed delight with his side’s qualification to the FA Cup final for the first time in the history of the club.

Fatty, who was speaking to reporters on Sunday at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium shortly after his side’s 4-1 penalty shootout win over Brikama United in the FA Cup semifinal game, said: “I am very delighted as this is the first year Banjul United have gained promotion to the first division league and at the same time reached the final of the FA Cup for the first time in the history of the club.”

Fatty gave credit to his players for putting up a respectable performance against a formidable Brikama United side despite the game being played during the month of Ramadan.

He said they expected a win against the West Coast Region outfit because they “know their strength and weaknesses”.

“Reaching the FA Cup final for the first time in the history of the club means a lot to us,” he went on, saying they would go for the trophy come the final.

He is confident his side would lift the trophy because their players are determined, he concluded.

Sulayman Kuyateh, head coach of Brikama United, thanked the Almighty for seeing them through the competition from start to the semis safely.

He also took time to thank the management of the team for all the support given to the team throughout the competition.

He said he was disappointed about the outcome of the game, adding that his side dominated the game and should have capitalised on their chances.

It is difficult to play against a defensive side, he pointed out, saying he believed in his players and tactics.

They were not lucky, looking at the number of chances they created during the game, Kuyateh also said, but added that they would now prepare for next season.

His boys played the game to win at all cost, be observed, saying they could have relaxed and easily won the game during the 90-minute period.