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Lamin Nooran enters semi-final stage

Jul 4, 2011, 1:56 PM

The annual Lamin Nooran football tournament has entered its semi-final stage with very interesting fixtures.

The quarterfinal matches were all keenly contested from which the four teams emerged as winners and eventually progressed to the last four for the semi-final.
They include last year’s cup winners Young Biko, JMFA U15, Bamba Dinka FC and Join Boys Academy, a newly formed football academy in Lamin Sanchaba.

Join Boys and Bamba Dinka are also making their first appearance in the Lamin Nooran. In their respective qualifications to the last four, Young Biko secured a 1-0 win against Dutabaakoto thanks to a goal by Modou Charreh, whilst JMFA U15 edged pass Outlaw Boys with a 2-1 win.

The last quarterfinal match saw Join Boys Academy defeat 2008 league winners KGH Sports 4-3 in a post-match penalty shootout after a goalless thrilling encounter.
Meanwhile, the semi-final fixtures are as follows;

SAT 02-07-11          BAMBA DINKA FC            VS          JMFA U15            5:00PM
SUN 03-07-11         YOUNG BIKO                    VS          JOIN BOYS          5:00PM
All matches will be played at the Late Sanna Jatta Memorial Football Field in Lamin.

The committee is still soliciting support from the general public, NGOs, individuals and football enthusiasts to come out and support this worthy course by sponsoring the league cup, which is the only trophy staged by the committee for the past 3 years.

The committee has initially staged three trophies; that is the Super Cup, the community league and the Knockout Cup. The last two tournaments were sponsored by Mr Tapha Manneh, head coach of Gamtel, from 2005 to 2009, while Yahya Manneh, controller of the entire Nooran activities, has been the sponsor of the Super Cup since 2004 with the help of his fellow committee members.