Nov 11, 2008, 5:24 AM
coach of Serekunda West Super Nawettan team, Modou Lamin Gassama has vowed to
clinch the Super Nawettan trophy after defeating the defending champions
Serekunda East by 2-0 in the quarterfinal of the Africell-sponsored Super
Nawettan tournament played at the Manjai-Kunda mini-stadium on Saturday.
Mam Samba Saine opened the scoring for Serekunda West in the 84th minute while Lamin Colley put in a comfortable victory (2-0) in the stoppage time of the second half.
Coach Gassama said they came into the game to end their marriage which means it’s a must-win game to end defeat against Serekunda East. “We came into the game with the intention of ending the marriage between us and Serekunda East which means ending been defeated anytime they play Serekunda East,” he said.
According to him, they have prepared very well for this encounter, adding that this is one of their objectives in the tournament and now they are going all out for the trophy.
For his part, Serekunda East coach, Baboucarr Jarju expressed disappointment after been eliminated by their arch-rival Serekunda West, while attributing their defeat as a result of miscommunication between the defense lines.
“Playing a game without scoring wasn’t something that is expected from them and we have the chances but we didn’t capitalise on them which makes it very disappointing for me,” he said.
According to him, there is no problem resulting in their defeat, adding that this is football is win and loss. He went to congratulate Serekunda West for their victory and wish them good luck in the tournament.