Mar 11, 2013, 10:14 AM
Wellingara United on 6 July 2013 defeated Gambia College by three sets to two in the final of the male category of the Brikama Youth and Sports volleyball tournament (BYSA), played at the Brikama mini stadium complex.
Wellingara United beat Gambia College by 25 points to 19 in the first set and during the second set, Gambia College replied by beating Wellingara United by 25 points to 17.
In set 3, Gambia College again beat Wellingara United by 25 to 22 and in set 4 Wellingara United defeated Gambia College by 25 points to 17 points.
In the final set, which was a great tussle by both teams, Wellingara United were able to get the victory by beating Gambia College by 15 points to 10 points.
Wellingara United went home with a cash prize of D2,000 and a giant trophy, while Gambia College went home with a cash prize of D1,500.
In the female category, Nema defeated Bere Wulleng by three sets to one. Nema beat Bere Wulleng in sets one and two by 28 to 26, 25 to 23 respectively.
In set 3, Bere Wulleng managed to pull back one by beating Nema by 25 points to 20 points and during the final set, Nema easily defeated Bere Wulleng by 25 points to 18 points.
Nema went home with a cash prize of D2,000 and a giant trophy whilst Bere Wulleng went home with a cash prize of D1,500.
Wellingara United’s Silvester Nakui was awarded certificate as the most discipline male player whilst Nema’s Mariama Sowe was the most discipline female player.
Abi Kujabi, alias Small of Nema, was awarded as best female player of the tournament, whilst Gambia College’s Ebrima Jaiteh alias E-boy was the best male player of the tournament.
Speaking to this reporter, Nema head coach Muhammed Jallow said he was very pleased to win his first-ever trophy as a coach and was full of praise for his brave girls as they have also won their first-ever title.
“Although the game was hard-hitting, I had confidence that my girls will win,” he said.
He thanked all the fans for their support and encouragement and urged both teams to keep working harder on their training because he saw a lot of promising volleyball stars, he concluded.