Oct 12, 2011, 1:30 PM
Sotuma FC on 12 March 2013 beat Drammeh Kunda FC 3-2 in the ongoing third edition of the annual Dynamic Sarahuleh Association for Changes and Development tournament played at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda.
Buba Suso put Sotuma FC ahead in the 3rd minute of the game but Sulayman Drammeh levelled the score for Drammeh Kunda in the 25th minute of the game.
Muhammed Jawneh made it 2-1 for Sotuma in the 33rd minute but substitute Yakuba Drammeh made it 2-2 for Drammeh Kunda in the 60th minute.
Buba Suso sealed the victory for Sotuma in the 67th minute of the game to register his name twice on the score sheet.
Sheriff Drammeh and Mustapha Drammeh of Drammeh Kunda FC were sent off in the dying minutes of the game for using abusive language against the assistant referee.
Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Abdoulie Jallow head coach of Sotuma FC, said his side played better and deserved the win, adding that this year they are not just taking part in the tournament for the sake of participation but to win the trophy.
He added that his side is made up of young players who are determined and ready to give their best.
Jallow called on the natives of Sotuma village to come out in their numbers to support their team when they are playing, saying it is disappointing for them not coming out to support their team.
He said they will prepare well for their next encounter to have a win as they did against Drammeh Kunda FC.
Prince Bubacarr Aminita Sankanu, the association’s ambassador who is based in Germany but currently in the country, said he is impressed by the discipline and commitment he saw during the tournament.
He added that he is proud to be part of the association despite some organisational challenges the young association is faced with.
The football tournament is just one aspect that the association has embarked on, he said, adding that they are also into cultural and business activities.
The former Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) employee remarked that people in the Diaspora are aware of what the association is doing and are ready to give their support.
The tournament, he said, is meant to unite the Sarahuleh community in the country but he intends to discuss other initiatives with its members, such as registering teams and even making the tournament professional.