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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Farokono wins Bakau Junior Norran

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The final marked the peak of the team’s superb run in this championship which included convincing victories over favourites Oslo United and Black Star.

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In the final last Sunday, Abu Njie of WWFC opened the scoring after just 11 minutes tapping a corner into the net to put his team in the lead.

But the lead was short-lived as a powerful header from the eventual best player of the tournament Ebrima Sanneh of Forokono levelled the scores.

WW FC pushed for a winning goal with Abdoulie Manneh’s one-to-one with the Keeper ending up in a call for penalty after he claimed he was pulled from behind but the referee was not impressed.  

A set piece from Ousman Ceesay landed just inches off target. Farakono’s reply was to scavenge on the opponents exposed defence but the stalemate dragged on to full time and Forokono’s sharp-shooters outdid WW FC 5-4 to make history.

The 12-team tournament was staged to promote unity within the community through football. “It is meant to bring together young footballers within the town to showcase their talents. We are set to make this an annual event building on this year’s success,” said Dodou Camara of the organising committee. 

 

By Alagie Manneh

 

 

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