Willingara-based team, T-Central FC, on Sunday reclaimed their place in the Serrekunda East Nawettan after a 7-6 post-match penalty shootout win over Santos FC. Regulation time ended in a 1-1 draw.
Eberr Sanka scored for T-Central in the 38th minute but Ismaila Ceesay’s penalty in the 62nd minute ensured parity and forced the game into the gruesome post-match shootout.
T-Central FC were last year relegated from the Serrekunda East Nawettan but Sunday’s win has ensured a place amongst the elites for another season at least.
Speaking in an interview with reporters shortly after the game, the head coach of T. Central, Amadou Jallow, expressed delight over the performances of his players.
According to him, they trained only a week ahead of their playoff game against Santos FC but that most of his players are experienced and are playing in the second division.
The team manager for Santos FC, Sulayman Ceesay, said his side did not deserve to be knocked out in the final round of the tournament, but said they have taken it in good faith and would prepare better for next year.
by Jainaba D Jatta