Apr 15, 2014, 8:57 AM
Mass Sosseh of Kerr Mama beat Kerr Chebo FC 4-1 on penalties to claim the Late Badou Jasseh Memorial Trophy on Sunday at the Alh. Gabbi Sosseh Mini-Stadium - Kerr Mama.
The two teams, who made a solid performance in Sunday’s final, laid a 1-1 draw during the match proper.
Mass Sosseh’s Lamin Ceesay gave his side an early lead in the 5th minute but a second-half strike from Kerr Chebo’s team captain Saikou Jobe nullified Kerr Mama’s lead.
Mass Sosseh emerged winners of the tournament, which kicked off last September after ensuring that four of their kicks found the net while their opponents managed just a single score.
Organised by the Kerr Mama Sports Committee headed by Bai Dodou Jallow in the Upper Niumi District of the North Bank Region, the winners received a cash prize of D8, 000 and a giant trophy with medals.
Kerr Chebo walked home with D5, 000 as part of the tournament, played in memory of the late Uncle Badou Jasseh, former chairman of the Gambia Referees Association.
Kerr Chebo’s team captain Saikou Jobe, who is also a force to be reckoned with for his side, collected two laurels; as the tournament’s best and also won the golden boot, while Kerr Demba won the most discipline team award.
The tournament sponsored by Baboucarr Jallow, a native of Kerr Mama Village, who is currently residing in the United States of America, where he is refereeing, was attended by the Governor of North Bank Region, Lamin Q. Jammeh, Permanent Secretary Mambayick Njie, National Sports Council’s Executive Secretary Mamodou Max Jallow and family members of the Late Alh Babou Jasseh and the media fraternity.
The tournament is initiated mainly to celebrate the late Badou Jasseh’s football legacy and help to bring into focus his immense contribution to the game in the country and beyond, such as his influential role in supporting and helping Kerr Mama’s duo Baboucarr Jallow and Maudow Jallow, who are international referees thanks to the late Jasseh’s mentorship.