Apr 25, 2008, 5:51 AM
Milan FC on Sunday defeated Medina FC by 2-nil in the ongoing Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) Knock-out competition.
The Tallinding derby which attracted a lot of supporters was keenly contested at the mini stadium.
Omar Jah opened the score line for Milan FC in the 24th minute of the game from a brilliant finish, while substitute Alagie Sanneh sealed the victory for a determined Milan FC side in the dying minutes of the game.
Speaking to Ibrahim Kalil Dumbuya, head coach of Milan FC, shortly after the game, said he was happy with the win, and congratulated his players.
He stated that if you look at the way his team played, you will know that they really worked hard during the game.
He said further that they fought very hard to make sure they did not only score a single a goal.
He noted that the motivation of his team is coming from the technical side, the executive and fans.
He said that they are on the right track for the two trophies which he hoped they will achieve.
Reacting to claims made by his opponent coach, that their second goal was an off side, he said, “I don’t think he should complain of an off side goal, in Serrekunda East the performance of referees for me I’m impressed, not just because my team is winning”.
“I don’t know what tactics the organizing committee is using, but for all the games I have watched, the referees are doing their best”, he added.
“It is like CAF or FIFA is motivating them, that if you do well you will have an appointment with us”, he went on, adding that they also had chances which the referee did not blow in their favour, but they did not complain, and he saw no reason why the other coach should complain.
In thanking their sponsors, Gamtel-Gamcel, he said “I cannot find the right adjective to thank our sponsors positively”, adding that Gamtel-Gamcel are doing well, and encouraged them to continue supporting not only Milan FC but the entire Gambian youths.
Ansumana Jallow, head coach of Medina FC, said this is football, noting that their opponents had their chances and scored them, but claimed that the second goal Milan FC scored was an off-side and the assistant referee was not waving his flag.