Mar 31, 2009, 7:17 AM
Sabi have been crowned champions of the 2012 Soumpou Khatty Sappah Sarahuley Football Tournament title, as they came from one nil down to Dippa Kunda 2-1 in a well-contested final game played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Sunday.
The game showed brilliant exhibition of skills and panache, and attracted large crowd from Bakau and its environs.
Dippa Kunda opened the score through Samba Drammeh in the 3rd minute of the game from a spectacular header to put his side in front.
Sabi responded and levelled the score through Muhammed Sillah in the 14th minute of the game from a close range strike to make it 1 all.
Muhammed Sillah netted the winner for Sabi in the 48th minute of the game from a header to earn his side the trophy and also complete his brace.
Dippa Kunda fought back for an equaliser and created numerous goal-scoring opportunities but to no avail, thus the game ended 2-1 in favour of Sabi.
As champions, Sabi walked away with a giant trophy and a cash prize of D10, 000, whilst Dippa Kunda received D5, 000 as runners-up.
Garawal received D3, 000 as the 3rd place holder after beating Allnuharreh 2-1 in third place play-off, while Allnuharreh received 1,000 as 4th place finisher.