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Basse recovered to beat Boke

Dec 30, 2015, 10:51 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Basse male football team on Monday recovered from their shock of 2-1 defeat in the hand of Kaye of Mali to beat Boke of Guinea Conakry by the same score-line at the Basse Mini Stadium.

The host came from a goal down to beat their opponents and secure their first maximum three points of the football competition.

Alpha Aissata Camara gave Boke the lead in the first minute of the game from a superb header but Basse responded 8 minutes later courtesy of Jidereh Baldeh thus the first half ended 1-1.

Alieu Jawo sealed the victory for Basse in the 8th minute of the second half from a brilliant finish.

Musa Sanyang, head coach of Basse football team, speaking to reporters shortly after the game, said they conceded an early goal due to lack of concentration.

He added that he was impressed with his team’s fighting spirit, saying that after losing their first game the players were encouraged to fight back to grab the maximum points in their other matches, which they did.

He said Boke is a good side despite losing their two games.

Momodou Seilu Bah of Boke said Safra is meant to bring integration among participating countries and as such they didn’t see the defeat as something serious.

Both teams played well but some of the refereeing decisions contributed to their defeat, he pointed out, but was quick to add that they “are really pleased” with the Safra initiative, which is enhancing the unity and friendship among participating nations.