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Immigration Triumphs In NISA Championship

Jun 15, 2009, 7:39 AM | Article By: Pa Modou Faal & Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Immigration Department are crowned as the winners of the seven edition of the National Inter- Department Sports Association (NISA) championship. The winners defeated their opponents the National Drug Enforcement Agency by 3-1.

The highly-hype match held at the Independence Stadium last Saturday was graced by high-profile dignitaries and sporting gurus.

The final also witnessed the opening of the third edition of the female football tournament between Gamtel and Immigration, in which Immigration won by 2-0, while the other games would continue for the female competition.

At the end of the finals Immigration Department were awarded a trophy and a cheque for D12, 000 as winners, whilst the runners-up the National Drug Enforcement Agency also received a trophy and a cheque for D8, 000. The third place was secured by the Gambia Armed Forces who defeated Gambia Civil Aviation team by 2-0. They were also awarded a trophy and a cheque for D6, 000. Ebrima Sarr of the Kanifing Municipality Council team was the leading goal soccer, who went home with a cheque for D1, 000. The most disciplined team trophy was awarded to the Lebanese Community team in the Gambia.

Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, the Head Coach of joyous Immigration side, Chief Inspector Kebba Touray hailed his boys for what he described as a "tremendous job done".

He further commended his opponent for putting up a respectable performance in the final.