Nov 7, 2008, 4:16 AM
Lamin Veteran team on Monday defeated Serrekunda East veteran team by 2-0 in the opening encounter of the National Football Veterans Association of the Gambia tournament played at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium.
Musa Jobe scored both goals for Lamin veteran team in the 1st and 24th minutes of the game to earn his side their first win of the competition in a keenly contested encounter.
Serrekunda East veteran team also created a few goal-scoring chances but could not capitalize on the opportunities thus the game ended 2-nil in favour of Lamin veteran team.
Speaking to reporter, Mafugie Jatta of the Gambia Football Association said the reason for organizing the tournament was to strengthen the already existing friendship between the veteran footballers and also for them to free their minds and enjoy themselves.
He also advised everyone to serve as a role model and show maximum discipline during the course of the competition, describing Lamin against Serrekunda East game as impressive.
He also stated that the tournament is meant for ex-footballer above the age of 35 years.