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'Luck was not On Our Side''-Papa Gaye

Jul 9, 2009, 6:56 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Following his team's 2-0 defeat in the hands of Young Africans in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Gamtel sponsored FA Cup Championship over the weekend at the Brikama Mini Stadium, Papa Gaye, the Assistant Coach of the defending FA Cup champions Wallidan, described their defeat to the lack of luck on their side.

He revealed that his team had played to optimum and had had numerous scoring opportunities, but they were unable to score.

He further revealed that the lack of concentration on the part of his strikers also contributed to his team's defeat in hands of Young Africans. He said they would go back to the drawing board and rectify their mistakes for the next season.

'Definitely my team has really shown to the spectators that they are a good team and that they are capable of playing brilliant anywhere in this country and have missed numerous scoring opportunities in the game and they got only two chances in the game and scored'', coach Gaye stated.

He praised his boys' commitment, hard work and dedication during the league and the FA championship, urging them to keep up the momentum. He also thanked the management of the team for giving them all the necessary support during the season.

He wished Young Africans good luck in the semi-final against Africell FC on Sunday 12th July 2009, to be played at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.