The Kanifing based team, Anfield FC, were on Friday crowned champions of the Serrekunda West curtain raiser Super Cup final after a 5-4 post-match penalty shoot-out win over Samkum FC of Brusubi, following goalless stalemate in regulation time.
Anfield FC, who were last year’s knockout champions, were awarded a giant trophy and a cash prize of D15, 000, while the runners up Sankum FC, the defending league champions pocketed home D10, 000.
Speaking in an interview with Observer Sports, Gibou Darboe, head coach of Anfield FC, expressed delight for winning the final, noting that his boys had followed their tactical game plan well. “As you know you have to work very hard to know about your opponent and we are very happy about the outcome,” he remarked.
Darboe promised more goals from his side in the subsequent matches, blaiming their profilgacy in front of goal as a result of the lack of a fit striker.
The game, he said, was a big experience for him because Samkum FC is a very big team now in the Serrekunda West footballl.
“We are telling all the other teams in the Nawettan that we are coming and we would go for the two trophies this year because I trust my boys can do it.”
Alieu Mboge, head coach of Samkum FC though expressed disappointment for losing the final, conceding that “this is what the game is all about; its a game of winning or losing.”
He finally hailed his players for puting up a wonderful performance, and promised to work on their mistakes for the upcoming season.
by Fatou Gassama &