Jan 11, 2013, 9:32 AM
Hands on Africa FC on Friday defeated Medina FC by 5-4 on post-match penalty kicks after drawing 1-1 in regulation time to lift the Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) Super Cup trophy.
Sponsored by Banjul Breweries, the keenly contested encounter that attracted a lot of fans was played at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.
Omar Ndong gave Hands on Africa the lead in the 15th minute of the game from a powerful long range shot but his goal was cancelled by Sanna Sonko for Medina FC in the 45th minute from a deflected free-kick, thus the game ended 1-1 resulting in penalty kicks which ended 5-4 in favour of Hands on Africa.
As the winners, Hands on Africa went home with a giant trophy and a cash prize of D15,000, while runners-up Medina FC collected a consolation prize of D10,000.
Samuel Kargbo, head coach of Hands on Africa FC, said he is going for another trophy this year, adding that any time he promises to win a trophy he would always go for it.
They had a very good preparation for the final because of very good sponsor, he said, adding that they are moving on very well as a team this season.
Winning the trophy will boost the moral of his players going for the nawetan competition, he said.
Ansumana Jallow, head coach of Medina FC, said he was disappointed for not winning the title because this was the trophy he wanted to win for his fans and the club.
He said further that they had taken the defeat in good faith and would go back to prepare for the nawetan.