Jan 13, 2009, 6:51 AM
Omar Saho, head coach of
Saho and his Jambanjelly girls advanced to the final of the memorial tournament at the expense of Armed Forces who failed to turn up for the fixtures which guaranteed Jambanjelly outfit a spot in the final.
But despite succumbing to a 2-nil defeat to Champions Red Scorpions in Saturday's final, Saho who was appointed to take charge of the team following the departure of former coach Fatou Mbye heaped praises on his young girls.
"I am extremely delighted to see my team advance to the final of the tournament that has been named after our hero and former coach Fatou Mbye who have already left a legacy in the team," Saho said .
"I am quite impress with the performance of my team even though we have missed a good number of regular starters through injuries and other engagements," added Saho who attributed Jam City's poor run of form in the GFA Women's league to the departure of the late Fatou Mbye.
"Since Fatou left us, the entire member of Jam City are still struggling to cope without the inspirational coach who have established Jam City into becoming a house hold name in the country's women football in recent years," Saho said after watching his side conceded a 2-nil defeat to Red Scorpions.
"We found it very difficult to pull ourselves together in the GFA women's league since the departure of Fatou Mbye, but I am quite confident that this tournament will help us keep the memories of our late hero who have already left a huge vacuum in Jam City and the country's sports in general, Saho whose face was beamed with sorrow during this interview disclosed to Pointsport.
Fatou B.K. Mbye was both the head and the heart of the Jambanjelly outfit where her valuable contribution is always considered the driving force behind the team’s success during her sojourn with them.