Kerr Dekodeh Nawettan Finalists Decided
Friday, September 14, 2012
Kerr Dekodeh United will play Freedom Fighters FC in the final after both teams came through thrilling encounters in their semi final matches against One Heart FC and One Voice FC respectively.
Freedom Fighters went ahead defeating One Voice FC by 4-3 on penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in regulation time. Seedy Keita opened the scores for One Heart FC in the 18th minute with a fantastic strike.
Meanwhile, Freedom Fighters fought hard for an equalizer and the Blue boys were rewarded in the 26th minute after One Heart FC custodian, Sheriff Hydara, failed to hold on to Mansour Saine’s driving shot.
Freedom Fighters 1, One Heart FC 1, and that was how it ended in the first half.
Coming into the second half, both teams introduced fresh legs, but despite that, none of the two could manage to break the deadlock. Gimmeh Nyahateh of Freedom Fighters hit the back of the net in the 63rd minute, but his goal was ruled out for an offside by the linesman.
And later in the dying minutes of the game, Dai Sarr of One Heart FC found himself in a one-on- one situation, but the striker failed to hit the back of the net. Finally it ended 1-1.Freedom Fighters ended up winning the game on penalties by 4-3 to book a place into the much-anticipated finals.
In the other semi finals, tournament favorite, One Voice FC were knocked out of the tournament by Kerr Dekodeh United by 3-2 on penalty shootouts after a thrilling 90 minutes of football ended 0-0.
Speaking to The Daily News Sports after the game, Chairman Mamadou Bah said the tournament had been a successful one already and that he is hoping to see a spectacular final.
Author: Omar Bah