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Serrekunda School wins 3rd U-13 football tourney

Dec 20, 2010, 2:07 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

The Serrekunda Lower Basic School was recently crowned champions of the third edition of the Inter-Lower Basic School U-13 football competition after defeating Tallinding Proper Lower Basic School by 3-2 in the final.

Amadou Bah, Omar Baldeh and Lassana Trawally scored the goals of Serrekunda Lower Basic School in the 14th, 39th and 44th minutes in Thursday’s show.

The goals of Tallinding Proper Lower Basic School were scored by Amadou Barrow and Abdoulie Jambang in the 21st and 49th minutes of the game played at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium.

In the third place playoff of the same day, Bundung Lower Basic School beat Tallinding Annex by 2-0 to lift the third place prize.

Each of the four Schools was presented with individual medals, football and kits. The coaches of all the four schools also received sports watches.

Modou Bah scored both goals for Bundung Lower Basic School in the 30th and 45th minutes of the game.

The tournament was organised by Musa Mendy, who is in charge of sport within the Ministry of Education, and sponsored by Bob Jones from Wales.

The football kits were donated by Fulham FC of the English Premier League, Prestatyn FC and Holyhead Hotspors FC of the Welsh Premier League.

Thomas Cook Airlines also assisted with transporting the excess baggage.

Musa Mendy, speaking shortly after the final, described the event as successful, noting that two players who took part in the first edition held in Bakau are now with the Gambia Under-17 team while others are playing in the Brikama nawetaan.

Mendy added that all the schools that took part in the competition showed maximum discipline throughout the whole tournament pointing out that fair play was also observed in the competition.

He says their aim is to replicate the tournament in the other regions of the country as their ultimate objective is to develop Gambian sports.

He commended Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) for allowing them to play the final for the second time at the park.