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Football: Red Star Struggles But Laughs Last ln The Gunjur Super Cup Final

A difficult game ends in delight for the league champions Red Start FC as they struggled but ultimately defeated Ecomog F.C 4 - 3 on penalties to win the Gunjur super cup following a stalemate goalless draw in the regulation time.

Ecomog could only have themselves to blame for not turning their dominance into goals after controlling and dictating the tempo throughout the match.

The Reds were largely outclassed by a notably superior opponent. Red Star repeatedly gave the ball away under pressure and were barring, a brief rally at the start of the second half - uncharacteristically pedestrian and toothless for most part. Had it not been the heroic performance of custodian Lamin Jatta in-between the frame, Red Star could have been five goals behind at halftime.

The crowd that included Red Star supporters who were mainly nervous and the travelling Ecomog supporters from Siffoe village who roared several missed chances, witnessed a final made entertaining by the slick and incisive movements of Ecomog and the resilient defending of Red Star.

Red Star introduced several fresh legs to the game during the second half to try and balance the tempo, but they will still faced threats. Ecomog's Amadou Demba had a long-range effort hit the crossbar and bounced out and Ecomog appealed for a goal, but the referee insisted that it didn’t cross the goalline.

Further chances came and went for both sides especially Ecomog, but Red Star managed to have the game their way as they held on to resiliently maintained the deadlock which took the game into a penalty shootout.

Ecomog‘s two substitutes Moses Prierra and Kebba Drammeh who were both introduced for the penalty shootout missed their shots and Red Star youngster Lamin Jammeh scored the winning penalty in his debut to earn Red star their 15th title in the Gunjur "Nawettan".

Red Star were handed the winner's prize of a trophy and a cash of fifteen thousand dalasi, while the travelling Ecomog side went back to Siffoe with a consolation of ten thousand dalasi.

Modou Fadera presenting the winners prize to Red Star captain Ismail Saidy

Former referee in Gunjur Lamin 'Peace' Touray presenting the runners prize to Ecomog F.C Paul Sambou

Joyful Red Star celebrating their triumph


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