Green Vision FC make history with back to back knock out Cup glory
Green Vision FC former Buckingham United wrote a new page in Late Modou Janneh Memorial intermediate football by becoming the first team to successfully defend a crown following a 3 - 2 penalty shoot-out win over United Real Estate in Buba Kasong Barrow's knock out cup final after a nil-nil draw. The credit of the success is owed to the outstanding young keeper Sainey Trawally who brilliantly saved two spot-kicks to inspire his side to a back to back knock out cup glory and a second consecutive win over United Real Estate in the knock out cup final. Green Vision defeated United Real Estate formerly Dortmund FC in last years Buba Kasong Barrow's knock out final. Again they got the better of United Real Estate to snatch the winners prize money of D3,000 and a trophy plus twenty (20) winners medals, while United Real Estate went away with cash prize of D2,500. The sponsor of the Super cup Alieu Mourinho Jabang attended the finals and took the honour of taking the kick-off at Gunjur Nyamina sports centre. The two sides were not willing to give the other an inch in front of their vocal supporters who have been roaring themselves from start to finish.
It only took Green Vision's Meen Faal four minutes to draw a fine save off Ousman Pabi Touray in between the frame, before hitting a freekick that slid the side netting minutes later. In the opposite end, United Real's Gibriel Njie made some fine movements around the goal area of Green Vision in the event striking two half chances across the face of the goal post.
Straight after the restart, United Real Estate's Fabakary Jammeh had the ball in the net but was ruled offside. Minutes later, Gibriel Njie dispossessed Green Vision's centre-back Lamin Manka at a danger zone but, Manka was quick to react and slid in a challenge that deflected Njie's shot over the bar. That was a wake up call for Green Vision as they launched series of attacks on United Real Estate with Meen Faal striking a shot into the gloves of the keeper. Moments later, they had another chance headed out by a defender on the goal line after goal keeper had already been beaten. The remainder of the minutes were played without the two goalkeepers being troubled. The two side eventually settled for penalty shoot-out. After Green Vision's Babucarr Jammeh missed his side's first spot kick, United Real grew in confidence that this could be their best possible year to clinch a title, but, unfortunately Green Vision's Sainey Trawally responded with two fantastic saves to hand his side the title.
Green Vision FC and their fans began their celebrations as they clinched their fifth trophy in four years. For United Real Estate the wait for their next title continues.