May 21, 2012, 1:55 PM
Skipper Baboucarr Jallow’s 80th minute strike was all but enough to earn Rangers FC a hard fought 1-nil win over Milan Rossoneri FC in the ongoing Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) Nawetaan competition played at the
Rangers FC have now collected five points in three encounters, while Milan Rossoneri FC collected four points in three games.
In the opening game of the Seaview knock-out preliminary round of the Serrekunda West Sports Organisation (SWESO), Old Jeshwang United beat Wailers FC by 5-3 in a post match penalty shoot-out, after playing a goalless draw in regulation time at the
Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Pa Lamin Sillah, head coach of Rangers FC, said they came to the game to collect the maximum three points, since they drew their first two games of the Nawetaan competition.
“We were coming all out to get all three points, so as to stand a better position than the one we were in before this game”, he added.
When it was put to him that the best of Rangers FC have not been seen over the past few years, he said, “in the past few years, we have not been seeing the best of Rangers FC, because we have been developing the younger players, rather than playing the experienced ones we used to feature in the previous years”.
He added, “this year, I believe we have one of the youngest teams in the Serrekunda East Nawetaan”, adding that the boys are showing that they can do something.
He noted that they would come to their next game with the same mentality of collecting the maximum three points, adding that at this moment their aim is to qualify from the group stage in their group.
He further stated that they would work for a better position in the Nawetaan, and urged the fans to keep supporting their team.
“We did not have very good results in our first two games, but thank God, results are coming now, and we hope that Rangers FC would be back to where Serrekunda East has ever known us”, he concluded.
Sang L. Mendy, head coach of Milan Rossoneri FC, said scoring is their main problem, since their qualifiers last year, adding that he is satisfied with his defence line, but that the only problem they have is scoring, and that they would work on that.
“If you play beautiful football, and don’t score goals you end up being punished, and that is what happened to us today”, he stated, adding that “no matter how scoring disturbs you, you should capitalize on the chances you create”.
“We will try to qualify from this group by rectifying our mistakes, and also improving on our scoring”, he concluded.