Mar 12, 2009, 6:12 AM
The entertaining encounter which attracted a large crowd of spectators from Bijilo and environs was well-contested, but failed to produce a winner in regulation time.
Speaking to Kora FM shortly after the game, Sulayman Jatta, Alkalo of Bijilo, said football is a game that brings unity, understanding and friendship, adding that he was pleased that the game went on peacefully.
Mr Jatta thanked the teams registered to take part in the competition, but also urged the host to exercise fair play and transparency throughout the tournament, so that it can go on successfully.
He also called on the committee to stage the tournament in the right way, as well as show justice between all teams, adding that every committee has its own rules and regulations, and if they go by them the tournament will go on smoothly.
Alieu Jobe, a member of SS Jobe FC technicians’ team, said his side played very well, but were not fortunate to score a goal.
They will come up with a difference to win their next game, he further stated, adding that his team prepared well for the tournament, but were not just lucky to score a goal.
Their target is to win the trophy this year, Jobe went on, adding that the draw does not mean their chances of winning the trophy are over. The tournament was well-organized, he concluded.
Saihou Trawally, head coach of Sankung FC, described SS Jobe FC as a big team, and that it made the game difficult, and for his side to penetrate their defence line.
As the defending champions, they will defend their title because they have the players, he continued, but observed that all teams are ready for them.