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Lamin Darboe inspires Santos to Buba Star Super Cup title

Aug 11, 2015, 9:57 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The spectacular strike of prolific striker Lamin Darboe alias Torres has fired Santos to the 2015 Buba Star Janneh Gunjur Super Cup title.

The Santos-based outfit beat Farm Engineering 1-0 in a well-attended final game played at the Gunjur Nyamina football field on Saturday.

One-minute silence was observed for the late Modou Janneh, the former 2nd assistant secretary general, who passed away on 12 June 2015, before the start of the game.

The Kartong-based outfit beat the Santos-based outfit 1-0 in the knockout final before beating Solifo Investment on the same score-line to clinch their first trophy in their debut season prior to their Saturday’s Super Cup clash.

Both sides made an astonishing start to the game and launched goal-scoring opportunities at each other’s goal mouth.

Santos opened the scores through striker Lamin Darboe alias Torres in the 6th minute of the game from a stunning strike to give his side the lead, which eventually proved to be the winner.

Farm Engineering responded quickly for an equalizer and could have levelled the scores before break through net-minder Ebrima Sonko but his brilliant free-kick was denied by the woodwork.

Santos went to break with a one-nil advantage.

Upon resumption of the game, Farm Engineering brought in several fresh legs to strengthen their striking force.

Net-minder Ebrima Sonko came very close to levelling the scores for Farm Engineering in the 60th minute of the game but his excellent free-kick was denied by the woodwork thus the game ended 1-0 in favour of Santos.

As the Super Cup champions, Santos went home with a trophy and a cash prize of D10,000, whilst Farm Engineering received D7,500 as runners-up of the competition.

The kickoff was taken by the former president of Gambia Football Federation, Mustapha Kebbeh, witnessed by a cross-section of dignitaries and football admirers from Gunjur and its environs.