Feb 23, 2015, 10:03 AM
Jeshwang United on 20 August 2011 defeated German Boys FC by 2-0 in the ongoing Serrekunda West Sports Organisation (SWESO) Newataan played in a rainy atmosphere at the Serrekunda West Mini-stadium.
Both teams could only create few chances during the game due to the slippery pitch. Waka Bass missed a penalty for Jeshwang United in the 25th minute of the game after blasting his shot on the cross bar thus the first half ended 0-0.
At resumption of action in the second period of the game, German Boys FC conceded two very poor goals due to miscommunication with skipper Saihou Tunkara and Muhammed Gassama registering their names on the score-sheet for Jeshwang United in the 49th and 76th minutes of the game.
On Friday 19 August 2011, Kaw Talli FC beat Wailers FC by a goal to nil at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium.
Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Mustapha Jammeh, head coach of German Boys FC, said they were sad they lost but were happy they played good football.
“The saddest thing of all is creating chances and not scoring them,” he said, adding: “This is football.”
Sumba, as he is commonly called, said further: “I was having most of the youngsters and it is very difficult to play with youngsters when it is raining.”
For most of their players this is the first year of playing in the nawetaan compared to Jeshwang United, who filled in more divisional players in their team, he argued.
He added that his players got the experience of what they were supposed to do. “I congratulate them because Jeshwang United were a more mature team,” he said.
“We will go back and prepare better so that we can have a qualification spot from our group,” he said, adding that the two goals they conceded were caused by lack of communication between his skipper and his goalkeeper.
He also urged fans of the team to come out in their large numbers to cheer up the team and to refrain from saying ‘it is over’ because they knew the quality of players at their disposal.
Dawda Gibba, head coach of Jeshwang United, said he was happy to win his first game of the nawetaan as the man at the helm of affairs at Jeshwang United, adding that it was a great achievement for him.
“The people of Jeshwang will be happy with the players today because a lot of things have happened in the past years,” he said, adding that with the good start, people would begin to build confidence and start to support the team.
“The game was a 50-50 encounter but we emerged victorious at the end; however that does not mean we are the better side, maybe we are lucky to win because of the rain,” he observed, saying it would have been a different ballgame if it were not the rain.
He said their main aim is to qualify to play in the nawetaan next season (to avoid relegation) and fight to achieve something in it.
“We need the support of the fans and with that the team can go forward,” he said, adding that they, the technical staff and players, are relying on the fans for support.