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Santos sail to next stage in East qualifiers

Jul 24, 2014, 10:30 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Santos FC on Tuesday defeated Pa Colley Academy by a goal to nil in the ongoing Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) nawetan qualifiers, to secure their place in the next round of the competition.

Lamin Sanyang’s 56th minute strike was all but enough to guarantee Santos FC a place in the next stage of the competition currently underway at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.

Speaking to reporters shortly after the encounter, Lamin Jarju, head coach of Santos, said the victory was due to hard work and commitment from his players.

He pointed out that it is not easy playing during the Ramadan but his boys gave their all to ensure they achieve the needed victory.

They have demonstrated the training they received, he stated, adding that their aim this year is to secure a place in the nawetan proper.

They would work harder for their remaining games of the qualifiers to achieve their desired goal, he remarked, while calling on their fans to continue supporting and praying for the club as they would continue to do what is expected of them in the field of play.

Ansumana Camara, Pa Colley Academy’s head coach, said they did their best and played well but the referee denied them a penalty in the dying minutes of the game.

They have accepted the defeat in good faith as the referee’s decision is final, he said, adding that they would maintain the team and prepare to come stronger in next year’s qualifiers.

His midfield and flank players did not feed his strikers as expected, he observed, saying this contributed to their defeat.

In conclusion, he said he wished Santos good luck to qualify for the nawetan proper, as they play “clean football”.