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Red Star ruins Smateq to clinch Gunjur league title

Jan 27, 2020, 3:45 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Red Star Family FC, Saturday defeated Smateq FC 2-0 in a keenly-contested final, played at the Gunjur Upper and Senior Secondary School football field to clinch the 2019-2020 Gunjur Nawettan league title.

The match was not an easy road to cross as both sides played defensive and offensive football, crafting few goal scoring opportunities but the first half ended goalless.

Upon resumption of the match, Red Star Family FC regrouped and pile heavy pressure on Smateq FC, creating goal scoring chances.

Gunjur United prolific striker Dawda Darboe alias Viper gave Red Star Family FC the lead in the 47th minute of the match after capitalizing on Smateq’s defender Lamin Manjang alias .B. Barrow’s blunder to fire home the opener.

Smateq responded for an equalizer but couldn’t penetrate Red Star Family FC’s formidable defence line.

Midfielder Arafang Jobe alias Barbell scored the second goal for Red Star Family FC in the dying minute of the game to earn his side Gunjur Nawettan league title. 

As champions, Red Star Family FC were decorated with a giant trophy and cash prize of D25, 000 while Smateq FC pocketed D20, 000 as the runners-up.