Jul 14, 2008, 7:05 AM
Kong Bi FC on Sunday beat MJ Finance FC by 1-nil to register their second win in the ongoing Serrekunda West Sports Development Organisation (SWESO) Nawetaan tournament played at the mini stadium.
Dawda Cole scored the only goal of the match for Kong Bi FC in the 18th minute to give his side all the needed three points, and their second win of the competition.
Kong Bi FC have now collected six points in three games, while M J Finance FC collected just a single point in three encounters.
In the 3 pm encounter played on the same day and grounds, Jeshwang United defeated Jarington FC by 2-0.
Jeshwang United have collected the maximum nine points in three encounters, while Jarington FC have so far collected six points in three games.
Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Sait Ceesay, head coach of Kong Bi FC said he was happy collecting another vital three points, adding that, for them, any game is approached as the most important match.
He added that the muddy pitch made them change their game plan.
He further noted that his boys took instructions during the game, and that it worked for them, adding that they worked on certain areas they thought they are weak in, after they lost their first game of the competition.
“Our problem in our first game was we came into the game believing that we were the better side”, he said, adding, “we did not take our opponent as we should have, but we have learned from that mistake, and will make sure that it does not happen again.
“Any team we are playing with, we will give you maximum respect, but will not fear you”, he stated, adding that they have to go back and prepare well for their next game to collect the maximum points.
“We have not yet collected any point is what we make the players know, in any game we are about to approach”, he said.
“Let the fans be patient and avoid the perimeter fence because the Serrekunda West Committee likes money too much”, he concluded with a joke.
Ousman Jammeh, head coach of M J Finance FC said, “I’m disappointed with the result”, adding that the performance was good, but that the result did not go their way.
“We prepared as usual, as in any other game, but we conceded an early goal which affected us”, he stated, adding that they created chances, but could not convert them into goals.
“If you have your chances, and did not capitalize on them, your opponent had his and punished you”, he said, adding that this was what happened to them.
“But there is light at the end of the tunnel”, he continued, noting that they can certainly make it to the second round of the competition if they pick up certain points in their remaining two games of the group stage.
“As time goes on, we will be rectifying certain things because we are rebuilding this team”, he said, noting that “all this happened at the eleventh hour, and it is always difficult at that time, but that they cannot take that as an excuse.
“Our first two games were so bad (extremely bad)”, he said, adding that they are coming up now.
“Our next games depend on the way the boys respond”, he remarked, adding that they have to respond well, if they want to secure a qualification spot.
“We have our destiny in our own hands, and it is better for us not to be relegated”, he went on.
“To please the fans is very difficult”, he said, adding that they would not understand for now, because the players are not delivering the desired results with the type of squad they have at their disposal.
“Travelling from Bakoteh to here, paying your own finance is very difficult, but I can assure them that we would do our utmost best to please them”, he concluded.