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Berending thrash Kotu to clinch Gambia Sports Foundation Fitness Tourney

Nov 25, 2014, 9:59 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe & Adama K. Jallow

Berending on Sunday beat Kotu 3-1 in the final played at the Black and White Football Field in Berending village to lift the 2014 Gambia Sports Foundation-sponsored Fitness tournament title.

The host Berending opened the tally through Yaya Badjie in the 3rd minute of the game before Edrissa Jabang netted the second goal in the 22nd minute of the game from Mark Jammeh’s brilliant cross, to dash Kotu’s hopes of coming to their feet.

Sulayman Sanyang sealed the victory in the 34th minute of the game from Mark Jammeh’s excellent cross to clinch the trophy.

Striker Alagie Jeng’s dying minute strike only proved to be a consolation goal for Kotu.

Berending finished the game with ten men after Mustapha Badjie was sent off for unsporting behaviour.

As champions, Berending went home with a giant trophy and jerseys, whilst Kotu received trophy and jerseys.

Katakeh received a trophy and two balls as the third-place holder after beating Kartong 4-3 on penalties, whilst Kartong received some balls.

Sifoe received two balls following their early exit from the competition, whilst Gunjur also received two balls after their shock elimination in the first round following their 2-0 defeat to Kotu.

Kotu’s tallisman Alagie Jeng received a jersey and tracksuit as the best player of the tournament and Bakary Daffeh of Kartong received gloves and jersey as the best goal keeper of the tournament.

Referees were decorated with jerseys for officiating the matches during the tournament.

In the preliminaries, the host Berending beat Kartong 3-2 on penalties, after regulation time failed to produce a winner in the opening game.

Kotu thumped Gunjur 2-1 in the second game courtesy of Alagie Jeng’s brace in the 34th and 36th minute of the game respectively.

Katakeh, hailing from Casamance in Senegal, defeated Sifoe 1-0 thanks to Pa Modou Colley’s brilliant long-range strike.

Katong, who lost to the host Berending in the opening games on penalties advanced to the semifinal as the best losers.

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