Nov 17, 2011, 1:04 PM
Newtown FC lifted UNFPA’s regional football tournament after beating Geneire FC
1-0 at the football final played at Soma mini stadium in Jarra West District,
Lower River Region on Friday.
Organized by the UNFPA, in collaboration with its partners as part of their Campaign dubbed “Family Planning; YES to CHOICE, NO to CHANCE”, the campaign specifically targeted young women and men in the Lower and Upper River Regions.
When the referee blew the whistle for the start of the game, Geneire FC players wasted no time in showcasing their talent against their opponents Soma Newtown FC.
As the first match in progress, Geneire FC attracted the spectators because of their dominance of the game but in the dying minutes of the 1st half of the encounter, Soma Newtown FC’s No. 8 Yusupha Colley scored their only goal.
In the 2nd half of the game, Geneire FC tried all their best to equalise the score but to no avail. Soma Newtown FC protected themselves with strong defence forces which were not easy to penetrate.
As the 2nd half kicked-off, Soma Newtown FC narrowly escaped from Geneire FC through their lone goal.
As champions, Soma Newtown FC received D7, 500. Geneire FC, as runners-up, went home with D5, 000 while the rest of the participating football teams like Japinneh FC and Kani-kunda FC each received D3, 000 as consolation prizes.
It will be recalled that two weeks ago Manju FC from Mansajang Kunda of URR were crowned with the UNFPA’s regional championship after beating Kansala FC from Kaba Kama at St. George’s Lower Basic School’s football field grounds.