Apr 13, 2011, 1:57 PM
Chimo United FC have been crowned champions of the 2013 Brikama Super Cup title following their 7-6 post-match penalty shootout win over Black Pool FC, after a 1-1 draw in the regulation time in a well-contested final played at the Brikama Mini Stadium on Sunday.
The nail-biting encounter attracted hundreds of spectators from Brikama and its satellite areas including the newly elected executives of the Gambia Football Federation.
Black Pool FC dominated the first half and created numerous goal-scoring opportunities but squandered all of them.
Chimo United, on the other hand, created few goal-scoring opportunities and also messed them up thus the first half ended goalless.
When action resumed in the second half, Black Pool continued to maintain their composure and supremacy and mounted heavy pressure on Chimo United’s defence at the same time launched series of goal-scoring attempts.
Their efforts yielded dividend in the 55th minute when Bakary Sanneh netted the opener from the penalty spot to give his side the lead after Chimo United’s defender handled the ball inside the eighteen-yard box.
Chimo United fought back and levelled the scores through Buba Darboe in the 65th minute of the game to cancel out Bakary Sanneh’s 55th minute opener from the penalty spot.
This pushed the game into a post-match penalty kick which ended 7-6 in favour of Chimo United.
As champions of the Brikama Super Cup, Chimo United went home with a giant trophy and a cash prize of D7,000, whilst Black Pool received D5,000 as runners-up.