Apr 12, 2010, 3:42 PM
Farafenni Senior Secondary School were on Sunday crowned champions of the 2010 Coca-Cola Gambega sponsored Gambia Secondary School Sports Association (GSSSA) Inter-Secondary Schools Football Tournament, following their 7-6 win over Sifoe Senior Secondary School on post-match penalty shoot-out.
Both sides laid a 1-1 draw in the regulation time at FIFA Goal Project Football Field in Old, amid spectators from Old Yundum surrounding.
Farafenni Senior Secondary School took the lead through Ebrima Sabally in the 15th minute from closed range.
Antuwan Sambou Sifoe Senior Secondary School leveled the tally in the 68th minute from a penalty, which pushed the game into a penalty shoot-out.As champions, Farafenni Senior Secondary School collected a giant trophy and a cash prize of D10, 000, while Sifoe Senior Secondary School received D6, 000 as runners-up.
Meanwhile, in the Upper Basic School category, Latrikunda Sabiji Upper Basic School emerged champions after thrashing Barra-Essau Upper Basic School 2-0 at the FIFA Goal Football Field in Old Yundum at 3pm kick-off.
Goals from Seedy Keita and Kalifa Manneh in the 21st and 62nd minutes of the game ensured the victory.
Latrikunda Sabiji Upper School went home with a trophy and cash prize of D10, 000, while Barra Essau Upper Basic School received D6, 000.
Martin Gomez, the President of the Gambia Secondary Schools Sports Association (GSSSA), lauded Gambega Company Limited for sponsoring the 2010 Gambia Secondary Schools Sports Association Inter-Secondary Schools Football and Volleyball tournaments.
Gomez who made this remark shortly after the final said that GSSSA would continue to organise the championship in order to nurture young talents in schools in the country.
He commended Gambia Football Association (GFA) for giving them the opportunity to use the FIFA Goal Project Field during the tournament and Trust Bank Limited for sponsoring the 2010 Inter-Schools Athletics Championship.
He congratulated Farafenni Senior Secondary School for clinching the trophy and hoped more schools will participate in the championship next year.