Apr 23, 2008, 7:59 AM
Trust Bank Limited on 3 May 2014 defeated Access Bank 5 - 4 on penalty shootout following a 1-all draw at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda, to be crowned champions of Governor Jatta’s Trophy.
Kawsu Sanneh gave Trust Bank Limited the lead in the 31st minute of the game but his effort was cancelled by Michael Touray of Access Bank Limited in the first minute of the second half from a sensible finish, thus the game ended 1-1 resulting in post-match penalty kicks which ended 5-4 in favour of Trust Bank Limited.
Speaking to reporters shortly after the final whistle, Yusupha Gomez, head coach of Trust Bank Limited, expressed delight with lifting the trophy, adding that they were very proud as they had so many supporters, customers and staff who they received support from.
He as well thanked the management of the bank for providing them the necessary support throughout the competition, adding: “Something was at stake for us if we lifted the trophy,”
Winning the trophy has shown that they are not only good in the banking sector but also in other areas, he said.
He also described his team as very good as he wished them better luck next time.
Governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia, Amadou Colley, described this year’s tournament as “very interesting and highly competitive”, saying the final was a meeting of two giants.
Governor Colley further described the tournament as very significant in remembering the Late Governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia, Famara Jatta, considering his contribution to the banking system of The Gambia.
The competition will contribute to the economy of the country, he also said, adding that the tournament is also important as it creates an enlivened avenue for bankers to interact and flex out their muscles.
The tournament has also shown that banks have talents, he stated, while thanking everyone for participating in the tournament.