Nov 3, 2016, 11:30 AM
Demba Kunda at the weekend defeated Julangaine by a goal to nil in the Super Cup final of the Soninkara Youths Football Tournament to be crowned champions.
Tamba Sabally scored the only goal of the game played at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium for Demba Kunda in the 26th minute of the game to crown his side champions.
As champions, Demba Kunda went home with a trophy and a cash prize of D3,000, while runners-up Julangaine received a consolation prize of D2,000.
The final also witnessed the awarding of certificates to the following sports personalities: Assan Kujabi, Modou Sowe and George Gomez, for the contribution to sports by the Soninkara Youth Development Organization (SYDO).
Sisawo Money Transfer, a local foreign bureau, also donated D5,000 to SYDO during the final.
Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Hagi Kusa Touray, head coach of Demba Kunda, said since he took charge as head coach he has never allowed a team to beat his side twice, adding that he was beaten by his opponents prior to the final, which was why they prepared for revenge in the Super Cup.
Muhammed Trerra, head coach of Julangaine, said his side was unlucky during the final as they played well.
He described the Super Cup final as just a warm-up game for them as they are building up for the nawetan proper, which they aim to lift.
The final will serve as another test case for them as they have learned from their mistakes, he also said.