By: Ebrima KB Sonko
Ebrima Bah scored a last-gasp penalty to ensure that the Kora Boys, Jaliba United triumphed 1-0 over Kabafita United in the Brikama Sports Committee’s Nawettan League Cup Final, thus winning a double (league & Knockout trophy) in the 2022/2023 Nawettan in Brikama.
Numerous chances went the way of both teams, but they all went begging to the dismay of the filled Box-Ba mini stadium. Jaliba United, the winners of the Brikama Knockout trophy, left it late to break the hearts of the Kabafita faithful.
Jaliba United benefited from a penalty when the Kabafita United defender appeared to pull the shirt of the Jaliba United defender in the additional time, and the central referee blew for a penalty. Jaliba United Ebrima Bah’s scored the resulting spot kick by sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.
Jaliba United was decorated with Gold medals, a shining silver trophy, and a cash prize of D75,000. Kabafita United secured silver medals and D65,000 as a consolation prize.
Mbakeck Kijera of Kabafita United was awarded the Best Player of the Brikama Nawettan.
Sidat Kandeh of Putalana FC scooped the leading goal scorer award with five goals. In addition, Modou Lamin Fayinkeh of Jaliba United received the Youngest Best Player award, while Ousainou Badjie of Kabafita United got the Best Goalkeeper award.