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Cambel Town FC sail to knockout in West Nawetan

Oct 18, 2011, 2:15 PM | Article By: Fatoumatta Jawara & Cherno Omar Bobb

Camtel Town FC on Sunday defeated M J Finance FC by 2-0 in the ongoing Serrekunda West Sports Organisation (SWESO) Nawetan competition to book their place in the knockout stage of the nawettan competition.

Skipper Mamarr Barrow opened the score-line for Cambel Town FC in the 29th minute of the game from a re-bounce when Arona Khan’s spot kick was punched by goalkeeper Ousman Keita who brought down striker Alfusainey Jaiteh inside the eighteen-yard box of MJ Finance FC.

Alfusainey Jaiteh sealed the victory for Cambel Town FC in the 57th minute of the game from a sensible strike leaving goalkeeper Ousman Keita helpless.

Camtel Town FC have now collected ten points in four encounters, while MJ Finance FC have collected only a single point in four games.

Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Ello Jallow said he felt bad about the game because it was a poor game his team played, noting that Cambel Town FC played good football and had the edge over them both in terms of strength, energy and everything and that he was not surprised they lost by 2-0.

“But I am very disappointed with the referee because he was not good and his first assistant even insulted a player when the player insulted him,” he said, adding: “I am disappointed with my boys but at the same time with the referee.”

“It was a very poor officiating because the referee was not effective on the pitch; he was just there with his yellow running going and coming and I think the Serrekunda West Committee needs to do something about it.”

“We were well prepared but this is football: you can be prepared and lose the game at the end and we have taken it in good faith and will go back to the drawing board and come again to meet Tigers FC in our final group stage game,” he remarked.

“We will put at the back of our minds that we should not be relegated in our final game of the group stage because that is what we are fighting for now.”

Ebrima Mendy, head coach of Cambel Town FC, said he was happy with the win and that is team has also developed a lot in terms of performance.

“MJ Finance FC is a good team because we first played against them and drew 1-1 and went back to the training ground and improved on our strength,” he said.

“It depends on the preparation and what short of exercise you do and I think the difference between the teams, is every coach has his own way of training and preparing players,” he noted, adding that he prepares players to have the ability to possess more and make good use of the ball. “And I think my players are doing what I always teach them,” he said.