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Halifa Sallah FC clinch Niumi Lamin Village Youth tourney

Jan 18, 2017, 3:54 PM | Article By: By Lamin Darboe

Halifa Sallah FC have been crowned champions of  Alhagie T. Darboe alias Tombong’s  sponsored Niumi Lamin  village Youth football tournament title following their 3-2 post-match penalty shootout win over Adama Barrow United FC, after their 1-1 draw in the regular time in the final encounter played at the Nuimi Lamin Football Field on Saturday.

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.