Jul 14, 2017, 11:00 AM
The keenly-contested final game attracted spectators from Nuimi Lamin and surrounding villages.
Adama Barrow United FC opened the scores through Lamin Jammeh in the 16th minute of the game to give his side the lead before Halifa Sallah leveled the scores through Ousman Sonko in the 26th minute of the game to make it 1-1.
This pushed the game into a post-match penalty shootout, which ended 3-2 in favour of Halifa Sallah FC.
As the champions, Halifa Sallah went home with a giant trophy and a cash prize of D1,500, whilst Adama Barrow United FC pocketed D1,200 as the runners-up.
According to Nuimi Lamin Youth and Sports committee, the tournament was bankrolled by Alhagie T. Darboe alias Alhagie Tombong, who said that five teams took part in the championship meant to groom, nurture, promote and develop young talented players in Niumi Lamin.
For his part, Alieu K. Darboe said this was not the first time his elder brother Alhagie T. Darboe was bankrolling football tournaments in Nuimi Lamin.
“Alhagie has been sponsoring football tournaments in Nuimi Lamin in recent years,” Mr Darboe posited.