|Yallal Bah Village team|
The third edition of the Sabach Sanjal inter-village football tournament has reached its climax with Kunjo FC to face Yallal Bah in the final showdown at the Ngayen Sanjal football field on Sunday.
The two teams to battle for the top prize both have a taste of being champions with Kunjo defeating Sabach Njien to win the tournament in 2011, while Yallal Bah are going to the final as the reigning champions following last year’s win over Kani Kunda. Yallal were highly rated as one of the best teams but are facing up against a Kunjo side who have proved against all odds by proving to be the surprise package of this year’s competition despite the fact that many people ruled them out in the beginning.
Speaking in a pre-match interview with Observer Sports, Mod Ceesay and Abdou Secka, members of the district sports committee both expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the tournament so far. They commended the teams that competed as well as the entire Sabach Sanjal community for their support and appreciation, which resulted to the success of the competition.
Meanwhile, the National Assembly member of the constituency, Hon. Ousman Bah, who is among the dignitaries expected to grace the final, has also expressed his gratitude to the committee and the people of Sabach Sanjal for making sure that the tournament was successful. He assured of more development as he disclosed plans to stage a Noran competition as well.
Abdoulie Nget, the public relations officer and coordinator of the tournament, expressed satisfaction with regards to the tournament. He said the organising committee has worked tirelessly just to make sure that this tournament reaches its climax without any major incident.
“On behalf of the committee, I am sending my commendations to the teams that took part and urge others to come forward next time. Special thanks go to Hon. Ousman Bah, who have shown his support since the inception of the tournament in 2011. He is so supportive and always opens his doors for us,” he concluded.