Mar 7, 2013, 9:17 AM
Lamin Kunta alias L. boy inspired Smateq FC to the 2020 Golden Leads Fish Meal
Company sponsored football fitness tournament title.
Smateq defeated Golden Leads Staff team by 1-0 in the final, played at the Gunjur Upper and Senior School football field on Saturday.
Both sides have made astonishing start to the game and piled pressure on each other, creating goal scoring opportunities but the first half failed to produce a goal.
Upon resumption from break, Smateq dominated the game and mount pressure on Golden Leads, crafting some goal scoring chances.
Their efforts yielded dividend in the 64th minute when winger Lamin Kunta opened the scores through a brilliant cross from Fabakary Jammeh alias John Obi Mikel, to earn them the tournament’s title.
Golden Leads Staff team responded for an equaliser but to no avail, ending the game in a 1-0 win in favour of Smateq.
As champions, Smateq were decorated with a giant trophy, a certificate and cash prize of D70, 000 while Golden Leads Staff received a certificate and D45, 000 as the runners-up.
Yankuba Suwareh of Smateq was awarded D500 as the best player of the tournament. Lamin Kunta of Smateq also received a golden boot and D500 as the leading goal scorer, notching two goals.
Marken Investment and Jujuba FC both received certificates and D20, 000 each for reaching the semifinal of the tournament. Solifo FC received a trophy and D1, 000 as the must discipline team of the tournament.
Red Star Family FC, Solifo FC and Sailors all received certificates and D5000 each for their participation in the tournament.