Gambia Deaf Scorpions crowned West African Football Champions

Nov 3, 2021, 2:33 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

The Gambia Deaf Scorpions team was on Sunday crowned champion of the 10th edition of the West African Deaf Football tournament after defeating Guinea Conakry 3-0 in their third and final encounter of the competition played at the Independent Stadium in Bakau.


The host nation, The Gambia opened their scoring through Bubacarr Bayo in the 6th minute before Alagie Bojang added the second in the 60th minute. Lai Saidy scored the third and final goal for the Scorpions side to win their first International trophy after their second participation in the competition.

The Deaf Scorpions side won all their three encounters of the tournament (beating Liberia 4-2 in their opening game and a 2-0 win over Sierra Leone) to top the group going into the final game.

They put icing on the cake as the host nation of the international competition after beating their counterparts Guinea Conakry 3-0 over the weekend.

The Gambia finished the tournament unbeaten after collecting 9 points in three games, followed by Liberia on 6 points, Sierra Leone finished third position with 4 points while Guinea Conakry occupied rock-bottom position with no point after three games.

As winner, The Gambia were awarded gold medals, a giant trophy and a cash prize of US$2000, while runners-up Liberia were awarded silver medals and cash prize of US$1,500. 

Third place Sierra Leone went home with bronze medals and a cash prize of US$1000, while 4th place Guinea Conakry were given a set of jersey as consolation prize.     

Gambian attacker, Bubacarr Bayo was awarded the leading goal-scorer of the tournament award after netting four goals in three games.

Read Other Articles In Sports
Ali Sowe v14
Ali Sowe signs for Russian Premier side
Feb 23, 2021, 2:00 PM

Gambian international striker, Ali Sowe has signed a loan deal for Russian Premier League side Rostov with an option of signing a permanent contract.

Late Reverend Willy Carr
Condolences to former Sport Administrator Willy Carr
May 4, 2020, 2:17 PM

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has learnt with great sadness the passing on former Principal of Gambia High School Reverend Willy Carr who passed away recently after a mild illness.

BK Milan v3
BK Milan, Marimoo and Banjul affray to survive in 1st Division
Jul 29, 2021, 2:16 PM

BK Milan, Marimoo, Banjul United and Hawks are all fighting to survive in The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) Division League for another season despite struggling in the league campaign.

Immigration Women
Action to resume in Women’s league one this weekend after Easter break
Apr 7, 2021, 1:55 PM

Action is set to resume in the 2020-2021 Gambia Football Federation (GFF) women’s league one this weekend after the Easter break.