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Bayern Central lift Manjai League title

Nov 26, 2013, 9:14 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Bayern Central FC on 23 November 2013 beat Sanchaba United by a lone goal to lift the Manjai Kunda QCELL-sponsored league final played at the Father Gough Sports Complex.

Skipper Augustus Bass scored the only goal of the game for Bayern Central FC in the 32nd minute from a fine close range shot.

Bakary Sanyang of Sanchaba United was sent off in the 69th minute of the game a few minutes after he was substituted (taking off), for protesting against central referee Bakary Manneh for not awarding his side a kick for foul against them.

Bakary, who was seen protesting bitterly against the central referee, was then shown a second yellow card and given his matching order.

As winners, Bayern Central FC went home with a giant trophy and a cash prize of D50,000, while runners-up Sanchaba United collected a consolation prize of D35,000.

Abou Jallow, head coach of Bayern Central FC, speaking to reporters shortly after the game, said he was the happiest man on earth after leading his side to their first-ever league title.

Jallow took time to thank everyone that supported the team during the nawetan competition.

He said they prepared for the final like they had never done before, adding that he had to even ignore a lot of things including work just to prepare for the final.

“Sanchaba United are one of the best teams in the zone,” he remarked, saying: “You have to fully concentrate when you are to meet them.”

The secret of Bayern Central FC is just discipline and hard work, he stated, while thanking the community of London Corner, team officials, players, fans and everyone who were behind the team.

Fakebba Jaiteh, head coach of Sanchaba United, said his boys played well but were unlucky.

“Every winner is a loser,” he says, adding that they have accepted the defeat in good faith.

He also said they went for revenge to the final but were defeated again. He was however quick to add that they did not underrate Bayern Central FC.

Reaching the semifinal last year and centering a final this year was good and encouraging for his side even though they did not win the final, he noted.

Jaiteh concluded by thanking the fans of the team for their support.

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