Sep 5, 2013, 10:29 AM
Red Scorpions on Monday gave the female sports journalists team a good beating, thrashing them 4-0 in the Fatou Mbye Memorial tournament played at the Serrekunda West Mini-Stadium.
In a keenly contested encounter, Adama Tamba scored a brace for Red Scorpions in the 19th and 31st minutes of the game, while Awa Tamba and Amie Bojang each netted a goal to also register their names on the score-sheet for Red Scorpions in the 28th and last minutes of the game.
Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Malick Gaye, the head coach of Red Scorpions, a first division team in the national female league, said he was surprised over the brilliant performance put up by the female sports journalists team during the game.
He says he hopes to see the sports journalists team rectify their mistakes whenever his side meet with them again.
People expected the sports journalists team to conceive many goals from the Red Scorpions but that did not happen.
He also says he is confident his team can lift the trophy, noting that they have the fitness and materials required to do so.
Their taking part in the Fatou Mbye Memorial tournament is an honour, he says.
He also prayed for the soul of Fatou Mbye to rest in perfect peace as well as for her family to have someone who can replace the late Fatou.
Amadou Wuyeh Manga, headcoach of the female sports journalists team, said his team played very well despite they lost the match
The reason for their defeat by Red Scorpions was because of lack of fitness of his players, he said, adding that the team is in its embryonic stage but in the near future they would grow to be a strong and good team.
He also said the tournament was staged to remember a colleague who has passed away, and urged the participating teams to take heart and their supports to come out in their large numbers to support the teams that have already gone to the semi-final in their next games.
Sainabou Kujabi, captain of the female sports journalists team, said Red Scorpions were more fit than them because they play in the divisional football league.
Sainabou noted that players like her had not kicked a ball for years, saying that snag had reflected in their game against Red Scorpions.
Sainabou, who is also the sports editor of The Point newspaper, added that she was impressed with the performance of her teammates. “The only thing we need is to strengthen our membership to have a stronger team,” she said.
Red Scorpions will now join Jamcity in the final of the women’s category.
Jamcity booked a placed in the final at the expense of Armed Forces, who failed to turn up in Monday’s fixtures at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium.
Meanwhile, the semi-finals of the men’s category will be played today starting with a clash between Foroyaa newspaper and Unique FM at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium at 9am.
The semi-final to be played between West Coast and KWT is set to take place at 4.30pm at Serrekunda West, while the final of the tournament is billed for Saturday 11 December at the Serrekunda East.