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Gambia: ‘Jaliba Utd Success Is Due to Hard Work, Management Support’


Foday Jaiteh, head coach of Jaliba United has stated that their recent club success is due to hard work, dedication, determination and good support from their board and management.

Jaliba United, who last season won the league and knockout tournament in Brikama ‘nawetan’ also won the maiden Champions Cup staged by Africell GSM Company.

Jaliba United of Brikama nawetan won the maiden Africell Champions Cup tournament after defeating Jeshwang City of Serrekunda West 5-4 on post-penalty shootouts following a goalless draw in regulation time.

“The secret behind Jaliba United success is as a result of hard work, dedication, determination and good support from our board and management,” said Coach Foday Jaiteh said during an interview with The Point Sports.

He expressed happiness for winning the maiden edition of the Africell Champions Cup tournament, adding that winning the tournament through spot kicks is a big achievement for them.

“These boys have been together since childhood and I always said that they need to have the belief that they can play football. I am very happy for them and hope that they will continue to play good football and win more trophies.”

According to him, winning the trophy will motive Jaliba United’s going into the Brikama Nawetan new season.

“The win will help motivate the boys to win the upcoming super cup as well as league and knockout tournaments of the nawetan,” he said.

Omar Brian Drammeh, head coach of Jeshwang City, said losing the final through spot kicks was not a disappointing result, adding that they did their best to score a goal during regulation time.