Sep 24, 2008, 8:58 AM
East Senior Secondary School male football team and Muslim Senior Secondary
School female football team were yesterday, Sunday, crowned champions of the
GTBank Principal’s Cup organised by the Gambia School’s Football Association
under the auspices of the Gambia Football Federation and sponsored by GTBank as
part of its corporate social responsibility.
Kanifing East SSS beat Armitage Senior Secondary School 2-0 in the 5pm encounter played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
Dawda Ndure and Ousman Ceesay scored Kanifing East’s goals in the 66th and the dying minutes of the game.
In the female category played at 3pm, Muslim Senior Secondary School beat Bottrop Senior Secondary School 2-1 with Mam Drammeh scoring a brace for Muslim in 17th and 71st minutes while Bottrop’s lone goal was registered by Metta Sanyang in 49th minute.
The final was graced by the Director and Executive Director of GTBank, the Nigerian Ambassador to The Gambia, GFF officials among other dignitaries.
As winners, Kanifing East and Muslim Senior Secondary schools each went home with a giant trophy and a cheque for D100,000 while runners-up Armitage and Bottrop Senior Secondary schools each received consolation prizes of D50,000.
Each of the finalists had a bank account of D1,000 opened for them by the bank.
Janko Sanyang of Armitage Senior Secondary School bagged the best player’s award as well as the leading goal scorer’s in the male category.
He was therefore awarded a trophy and football boots.
Lamin Sanneh of Tujereng Senior Second School went home with the best goalkeeper’s prize.
Mam Drammeh was named the best female player of the tournament. She was as such awarded a trophy.
Fatou Dukurah of Bottrop won the leading goal-scorer prize. She was rewarded with football boots.
The best goalkeeper’s prize went to Kaddy Samateh of Bottrop SSS.
The tournament is aimed at actively engaging youth through sport whilst promoting the values of excellence and fair play.
It fosters camaraderie and provides a platform for identifying, nurturing and grooming young and talented players among students of senior secondary schools.
Sixteen secondary schools (8 males and 8 females) drawn from all regions of The Gambia participated in the championship.