11 June 2010
FAYE BIRAN BEATS LIVERPOOL FC IN SERREKUNDA EAST QUALIFIERS
Faye Biran Football Club yesterday thrashed Liverpool Football Club in the Sere Kunda East Nawettan qualifiers staged by the Sere Kunda East Sports Organization.
Faye Biran FC controlled and dictated the pace of play from the very outset coming close to scoring through Kay Kuta Kanyi who shot wide in the 12th minute after a cross.
Alagie Bah came close to helping his team pull ahead in the 16th minute but the goalkeeper made a superb save and quickly dispatched the ball to his players.
The deadlock was broken in the 19th minute when Muhammed Sanyang received a pass at close range and dispatched the ball to the top corner of the net.
Liverpool made efforts to draw themselves level and Modou Touray dribbled his way to the right hand corner of the field near Faye Biram goal post but his cross was intercepted.
Liverpool football club’s efforts finally witnessed fruition in the 55th minute after the resumption of the game in the second half. Ebrima Barrow slotted the ball into the back of the net at close range.
Kay Kuta could have restored the lead for his outfit when he was teed up at a very close distance from the goal but he inexplicably directed the shot at the goal keeper in the 34th minute, causing noise in the crowd.
Armed Forces and former U17 player Buba Sama was sent off for what seemed like a knock on the face of a Liverpool player.
Alagie Bah was on the end of a cross in the 69th minute of the encounter but his effort missed the target but Muhammed Sanyang’s second goal of the game was declared by the referee as off-side seven minutes later.
Liverpool coach Sulayman Badjie said that he was defeated but not disappointed with the score line given the fact that their opponents fielded more experienced players.
He added that some of the players who took to the pitch for Faye Biram FC are plying their trade in the Gambia Football Association first-tier league such as Buba Sama and Alagie Bah.
He added that he was proud of the performance fleshed out by the team despite the obvious advantage against them.
“I am proud of my boys for the way they have played today. We only had a few problems with our defence which allowed our opponents to score goals”.
Faye Biran Football Club gaffer Mbye Camara noted his satisfaction with the way his players have dictated the proceedings of the encounter which handed them a place in the next stage of the qualifiers.
He also weathered questions about their choice of line-up in the game by using first division players. He said that their decision was informed by the fact that Sere Kunda East Zone is one of the toughest when it comes to qualifiers for the Nawettan due to the sheer number of good teams competing.