Sep 16, 2008, 6:42 AM
Gikiba FC and Nema United have both booked their places to the fifth round of the ongoing Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) Nawetaan Qualifiers taking place at the serrekunda East Mini-stadium..
Gikiba enjoyed a 3-2 success over Harmburg on a post match penalty shootout after the game ended 1-1at the end of full time.
Modou Lamin Darboe gave Harmburg FC the lead in the 29th minute but his goal was cancelled by Yaya Jammeh for Gikiba FC who scored a fine equalizer to bring Gikiba back into the game in the 36th minute.
Gikiba went on to emerge victors following a dramatic penalty shootout.
In the 5pm encounter that same day, Nema United beat Toubabo FC 1-nil to join Gikiba FC in the fifth round of the competition which is being played in a knock out format.
Alagie Bah scored the only goal of the game for Nema United in the 15th minute from a sensible header after capitalising on Amadou Baldeh’s flick-in header.
Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Ebrima Sonko, a member of the Nema United coaching staff said most of their players are divisional players full of experiences which he said served as an advantage for his lads.
He noted that they would prepare very well for their next encounter while expressing confidence that his team will qualify for this year’s Serrekunda East Nawetaan proper.
Lamin Sanneh, head coach of Toubabo believed in football, there must be a winner and a looser and that they have taken the result in good faith.”
“We played well and created some chances but luck was not on our side”, says Sanneh.
Even though his side was defeat by Nema United, Sanneh is somehow hopeful that they might still remain in the competition, saying “No one can say that we are out of the competition because we learnt that Nema United are rumour to have filled in a player who was not qualify to play.
“We will file an appeal to see what will come out of it, he said.”