Nov 27, 2013, 9:42 AM
Seaview FC of Sukuta on Monday evening in their own backyard put up a strong performance to beat the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia 1-nil in a charity match played in honour of the fallen colleague journalist and youth activist Fatou Mbye.
The two sides entered the contest on the back of impressive run of superb form having both enjoyed successes over their respective opponents in their previous outings.
The SJAG team, which has recently established itself as a force to reckon with, laid a hard fought encounter as they came from a 2-nil down to grab a 2-2 draw against the Sarahulie, Soninke Society group in a friendly game played at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium few months ago.
While their Monday’s opponents Seaview continue to enjoy success in the current Sukuta Nawetan that have seen them qualify for both the league and the knockout quarterfinals in style.
The Journalists could have scored but strings of poor finishing abilities, notably from stand-in captain and goal poacher Lamin Drammeh of The Point newspaper (Best Scoring chance) have seen them struggled in an attempt to break the deadlock.
Despite failing in their pursuit to grab the maximum points, the SJAG side under the guidance of Pa Ndery Touray, Dodou Bojang and Abdoulie Bah with the support of player-coach Sang Mendy on the technical bench should be proud of their performance against a side that has forged a great reputation as one of the most successful Nawetan teams in Sukuta over the years.
Captain Ebrima Campo Jatta has had an outstanding evening thanks to his great interceptions that was considered the key factor behind the SJAG side’s failure to concede more goals.
Campo, as he is affectionately called, was rewarded for his brilliant display after naming the journalists man-of-the-man-award by his colleagues as a result.
The country’s sports writers Association, in collaboration with Sukuta Sports Committee, organised the charity friendly match whose proceeds was used to support the family of the late Fatou Mbye, who passed away in 31 October 2009 after a long illness.
Her (Fatou Mbye) valuable contribution in sports development in all aspects will continue to be honored for ever by her former colleagues who described her untimely demise as a great loss to the country in so many ways and the youth matters in particular.