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In Kiang Jiffarong Summer Championship: League cup success delights Kebajerang coach

Nov 11, 2011, 2:19 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Sanna Njie, head coach of Kebajerang FC of Kiang Jiffarong in the Lower River Region, has expressed delight at guiding his team to a league cup success over mighty Arsenal, saying: “The victory was fully deserved.”

The 28-year-old village tactician, who has failed in his first attempt to lead Kebajerang to a championship success following his last season semi final exit, celebrated his first-ever trophy with his team thanks to a 1-nil win over highly rated Arsenal side in a final played at the village’s football filed on Wednesday evening.

A clinical second-half strike from forward Yusupha Barrow, aka Chupa, was all the Kebajerang outfit needed to crush Arsenal to a famous victory at the expense of a side who have many fans and favorites to claim the top accolade thanks to their recent run of fine form. 

Speaking to Pointsport in an interview with this reporter who covered the titanic final of the tournament in the rural settlement, Njie, who could not hide his satisfaction at the victory, described Kerajerang’s recent success as heroic and historic saying: “We deserved every success we have achieved today.”

Njie, who was mandated to steer the affairs of the team last season, added: “We thank God for leading us to victory today despite the absence of several key members of our team for various reasons.

“We could have won the game with a massive goal margin but due to the absence of a good number of our key players, our performance was limited in the later part of the second period, although we managed to emerge 1-nil victors in the end.”

The village of Kiang Jiffarong is no doubt a perfect example of big enthusiasm for football in the rural settlement.

The Village’s Sports Committee used the Tobaski period to recommence the championship following a long break due to Koriteh, the first match of which was a clash between champions Kebajerang and Real Madrid, which ended in Kebarerang’s favour thanks to a 5-4 penalty shootout success in the very day of the Tobaski feast.

The tournament continued with another exciting encounter which saw Arsenal enjoy a narrow success over Barcelona to set the stage for the final meeting with Kebajerang, who claimed the title at Arsenal’s expense.