Jun 15, 2009, 6:51 AM
Lamin Gassama, head coach of Serekunda West has expressed delights for booking
their place into the final after eliminating Manjai 4-3 on post-match penalty shootout win in the
semi-final encounter played at the Serekunda East mini-stadium on Tuesday.
This is the second time both teams are meeting each other after they earlier played a goalless draw in their first meeting during the group stage.
According to Coach Gassama, they lost their opening encounter in the championship but still believed of making it to the final, adding that Manjai is one of the best team in the tournament and are very difficult to play against.
“We have a target, even though we lost our opening game we still believed that we can make it to the final,” he said.
For his part, Pa Modou Mbowe expressed disappointment and said that this is football is winning and losing, adding that penalty is a game of luck.
“We came into the game with the anticipation of reaching the final. We have taken our defeat against Serekunda West in good faith,” he said.
According to him, one of their problems for this encounter is that his side didn’t have enough rest, only a day after their encounter against Bakau, adding that they should’ve been given a little more time to rest before meeting Serekunda West