May 29, 2009, 6:24 AM
Superstar Football Club are in celebration galore after defeating nine-man Juventus 1-0 to claim the Lamin King Colley’s sponsored league title.
The tough and pulsating final was played at the Dasillami football field at the weekend.
A decisive goal by Lamin Jarjue, who fired home from a close range effort, proved to be the only goal of an action-packed game of an unimpressive attendance.
Bakary Jatta, head coach of the champions, who guided Superstar to four league titles, hailed his team’s spirit, adding that the secret behind Superstar’s success is continual training.
Superstar walked away with a giant trophy and a cash prize of D3,000 as the champions while Juventus, who finished as runners up, received a consolation prize of D2,000
Jungle Tigers FC are the winners of the league finals in Tujereng after defeating United Stars in a post-penalty shootout by 5-4 on Saturday at the Tujereng Football Field.
The match, well contested by the two teams, later ended 1-1 before a post-penalty shootout.
At the end of the final, Jungle Tigers were crowned winners. They received a trophy and a cash prize of D3,500, as well as the most discipline team trophy and a cash prize of D500 donated by the Minister of Interior Ousman Sonko. Runners up United Stars, on the other hand, received a cash prize of D2,500.
Speaking at the gathering shortly after the match, Hon. Ousman Sonko advised the youths of the community of Tujereng and its environs to desist from drug use and avoid illegal migration, calling on them to secure the right documents before travelling to any country.
He also seized the opportunity to donate D2,000 to the Tujereng Youth Development Association as part of his contribution to the committee.
In Serrekunda, Medina FC, B. J. Academy, Abuko Football Academy and Milan FC are through to the quarterfinals of the 24-team junior tournament of the Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation.
Medina defeated Safira 1-0 on Sunday at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium in the 5pm kick-off.
On the same day B. J. Academy beat Zurich FC 2-1 in a keenly contested encounter to also book their place in the quarterfinal of the tournament.
Elsewhere in Toubakolong village in the North Bank Region, on Saturday, Medina Sedia FC beat Sitanunku FC 1-0 in the Toubakolong Noran tournament.
Earlier, Sitanunku Lodge FC enjoyed a 1-0 win over Mbantang Keling at the Toubakolong football field.
The tournament, sponsored by Ousman Sowe, is facilitated by the Youth and Sports Development Association.
In Gunjur, Manchester United FC were crowned champions of the 2010-11 Gunjur Knockout championship, after thrashing World Eleven FC 3-1 on Saturday.