Oct 12, 2010, 1:55 PM
Coach Jegan Ndong ensured victory was secured and it was perhaps a great result on reflection for Gamtel/cel as they have become the first side to beat the soldiers since their disgraceful league defeat to Jeshwang in April.
The telecoms giants wrapped up victory in 2-set thriller 21-9 21-13 and left Sgt Saikou Omar Bargie apprehensive.
The female soldiers consoled their male counterparts after beating SK/East 2-0, 21-14, 21-17 in the second match of the day.
The female soldiers started brightly with impressive volleys from Saffie Sawaneh and Abi Kujabi.
GAF, who, unlike their opponents, had quick and powerful attacking options, were a constant danger throughout the game. It took them 20 minutes to complete the game.
On Saturday, Lamin Fatty’s Fire Services beat Prisons 2-0, 21-17, 21-13 in the first kickoff.
In the second game and the last tie on Saturday it was an unforgettable night for coach Pa Barrow after seeing his team, both males and females, losing to Ebrima Nyassi’s Men.
In the female sets the police won 2-0, 21-6, 21-7 and the males as well were beaten 2-0, 21-16, 21-11.
Finally on Sunday Gamtel/cel continued on their fine form after cancelling out SK/east 2-0, 21-17, 21-16. The telecom pioneers won the first set in a style, and gave Jegan Ndong breathing.
In fact Ndong’s side had already looked comfortable before winning the set. They proved far too strong for SK boys and played some terrific volleys in the second set.
In the second game Prisons yielded their power to Gamtel/cel ladies in a 2-set tie 21-11, 21-12 and ultimately wrapping up the super weekend for GVBA.
GAF recovered their strength to beat Banjul Academy 2-0, 21-4, 21-17.