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STAR Academy crowned winners of Kerewan Nawetan

Mar 17, 2015, 9:44 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

Kebba Konateh was the hero for Star Football Academy, scoring the only goal when he converted from the penalty spot, to make them winners of the 2014/15 Kerewan nawetan football tournament, played at the Kerewan football grounds.

As winners of the competition, STAR Academy went home with a cash price of D4, 000 and a trophy, while runners-up Bantasu FC received a consolation prize ofD3, 000.

Site C FC emerged as winners of the junior championship, and were rewarded with a trophy and a cash price of D3, 000; and runners-up One Blood FC went home withD2, 000.

The most disciplined team, leading goal scorer and best player of the tournament were also awarded prizes.

The chairperson of Kerewan Sports Committee, Buba Jallow, underscored the committee’s commitment in promoting grassroots football, when he spoke on Saturday at the finals played in Kerewan in the North Bank Region.

He said the tournament aimed at promoting grassroots football and to select the Kerewan town team. He commended all participating teams and their coaches for their steadfastness and support throughout the tournament.

Mr. Jallow said eight teams participated in the tournament, which included senior and junior teams, and thanked the police for maintaining law and order throughout the tournament.

Buba Ceesay, the chairperson Lower Badibou Football Association, also commended the Kerewan Sports Committee for their steadfastness in promoting grassroots sports, adding that the competition will enable the community to scout for talented players that could represent Kerewan in any football competition.

Lamin Fatty, proprietor and coach of Star Academy expressed delight about the outstanding performance of his team.

He thanked the sports committee for their support and foresight in the promotion of grassroots football.

He said the Academy was established three years ago, and aimed to uplift football in Lower Badibou and to promote mutual understanding among young people.

Kemo Samusa, head coach Bantasu, echoed similar sentiments, and assure all of their full support in promoting football in the provincial town.