Jul 9, 2010, 3:37 PM
Pipeline QCell FC have been crowned champions of the Serrekunda West Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) League Championship after beating Tigers FC 2-1 in the final played at the Serrekunda West Mini-stadium.
The keenly-contested encounter of the league, sponsored by Bank PHB Gambia Limited, was attended by various sports personalities and football fans from Serrekunda West and its environs.
Alpha Sidibeh opened the score-line for Pipeline QCell in the 35th minute of the game from a sensible strike after beating goalkeeper Sainey Saho, when fellow teammate Sulayman Jarjue made a brilliant move and slotted in a wonderful pass for him to tap inside Tigers FC’s net.
Lamin Konteh levelled the score-line for Tigers FC in the 52nd minute of the game from a penalty spot when skipper Assan Njie was penalised for playing a handball inside Pipeline QCell’s 18-yard box.
Ousainou Ogoo sealed the victory for Pipeline QCell in the 59th minute of the game from a fine shot.
Tigers FC were reduced to ten men in the 61st minute of the game when their goal scorer Lamin Konteh was sent off for knocking Tijan Njie, who was celebrating his team’s winning goal.
The winners, Pipeline QCell FC, went home with a cheque for D25,000, a trophy and the most disciplined team award, while runners up Tigers FC received a consolation prize of D15,000.
Alpha Sidibeh of Pipeline QCell was named the most outstanding young player of the tournament and was awarded with a certificate, a trophy and D500, while the leading goal scorer of the tournament award went to Mustapha Manneh of Dippa Kunda United; he was also awarded with a certificate and D1,000.
Meanwhile, the Seaview sponsored knockout final between Bundas FC and Unicorns FC will be re-played on Saturday, 4 December 2010 at the Serrekunda West Mini-stadium.
It would be recalled that the first game of the final ended in a goalless draw on Friday, 26 November 2010 at the West Park.