Sep 18, 2012, 1:36 PM
The reigning champions Oxford United FC have advanced to the semi-final of the Gunjur nawetaan league following their 4-2 win over Solifo FC on post-match penalty shootout, after a regulation time failed to produce a winner at the Ground Football Field on Sunday.
The most anticipated quarterfinal game was dominated by Oxford United, who failed to make the best use of few clear goal-scoring opportunities they created during the regulation period.
T.K. Snookers on 17 October 2010 drew 0-0 with Milan FC at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium to advance to the second round of the Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation Nawetaan Championship.
Both teams made it to the second round of the tournament after collecting 7 points each in five games.
Earlier on 16 October 2010 Nguma FC defeated Milan Rossoneri FC 2-1 in the same group C fixtures but that was not enough to earn them a place in the second round of the competition.
Meanwhile, in a separate engagement, Sanna Darboe, the head coach of Milan FC, has said that his aim this year plan to berth a place in both the league and the knockout finals of the Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation tournaments and possibly lift both trophies to set a new record in the history of the club.
Darboe was speaking to reporters following his side’s goalless draw with T.K. Snookers FC in their final group C game at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium on Sunday.
"We have a team that is capable of giving me the desired results this season," he said. "The only problem we were facing was that the strikers lacked patience in front of the goal which resulted in a stalemate result," Darboe, who remains confident of winning the title to make history, said.
He also stated that he was not disappointed with the result, although their aim was to win the game.
"We accepted the draw because that was what God decided," Darboe said, and went further to rubbish claims that the game was a backing, as both teams only needed a draw to qualify for the second round of the tournament.
He added: "There was no backing in this game; as you can see we really played very well but derby games are never easy."
Yusupha Jarju, head coach of T.K. Snookers, said he was disappointed with the result given the fact that the team had been training very hard for the game to ensure they collect the maximum points which could have seen them through to the next stage of the competition.
Jarju promised to prepare well for the second round of the tournament having booked a place into the bigger huddle.