Jan 12, 2009, 6:13 AM
Edrisa Bah scored the only goal of the game for the Latrikunda Sabiji-based academy in the 76th minute of the game from a superb long range shot.
BJ’s Academy have now collected 4 points in two encounters, while London United have collected a single point in two games.
Lamin Bayo, assistant coach of BJ’s Academy, speaking to reporters shortly after the game, said that after drawing their opening game of the competition, they came all out for victory in order to stand a better chance of making it in the tournament.
“If you do not win your first game of the competition, you should do whatever it takes to win your second encounter because the grouping this year are just 4 teams in a group,” he said, adding that their group is made up of 5 teams but the inclusion of Old Hands in their group is more or less useless because they would not be relegated.
The win will add a lot to his team going into their next encounter, he said, adding that they will also approach that game with the mentality of winning.
He said as coaches their job is on the training ground but when it comes to matches, the players are the ones to do the work on the field of play, adding that they will qualify for the next stage of the competition.
Their next game will be at 3pm, he said, adding that though it would be difficult they would go back and make adjustments to be able to carry the day.
He also said they would not be over confident, adding that they do not compromise with players turning up late for training or anything else.
He concluded by calling on the fans to continue the good support towards the team.