Sep 1, 2008, 9:54 AM
Coaches of two weekend finalists expressed appreciation and happiness over the young Guinean footballers living in the country who took part at a final football game at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium on Sunday.
Monlura FC made it over Dhongel FC at Sunday’s football final. Alpha Jallow injected the first leading goal for Monlura at the 18th minute of the first session, and later doubled it up at the 38th minute.
Muhammed Bangura netted the third goal for Monlura at the 41st minute, which led to 3-0 on the final score-sheet against Dhongel.
The Guinean tournament began with a 16-ward team months ago through which the hottest teams have reached the final.
Speaking to Pointsports, Monlura FC coach Mamadou Lamin Camara, also the president of the association, expressed his happiness and satisfaction at the weekend victory.
He said that since the inception of the tournament fifteen years ago, this was the first time they had won the final.
He however congratulated his team and other participants and organizers, saying the only secret behind the victory was hard work.
It was too expensive for him as a leader in the combination of the teams to make them as one, he also disclosed, saying despite his absence during the commencement of the tournament, he was optimistic of grabbing the victory in the tournament.
The coach concluded by thanking the members of the community for their involvement in the facilitation of the tournament.
The head coach of Donghel FC, Salieu Baldeh, said it was a well played game despite the loose.
He said it is their second defeat in a row, as both sides met during last final, which they lost.
The game was meant to bring people together, he said, adding that this was the third final they had reached in three consecutive years and have achieved their first final victory this time around.
At the end of the game, certificates were presented to various players of the teams.
The final was witnessed by GFA Normalization Committee president Alh. O. B. Conateh, National Sports Council Executive Secretary Mamudou Max Jallow and other sports personalities.