Foundation Sierra Leone Emerge Champions
Monday 27th August 2018
Walsall Football Foundation Sierra Leone emerged
champions of the ‘Real Amateur Football Competition’
on Saturday (25th August 2018), beating
rivals Qua Smart FC 6-2.
Despite challenging heavy rain, the game went ahead
in front of local supporters who despite a very wet
day, still showed courage in order to witness a
Walsall hit the ground running with 2 goals in the
first 3 minutes of play, and constantly had Qua
Smart on the back foot as Walsall continued to push
first goal came in the first minute of play from a
direct shot by Walsall Captain, Mohamed P Kamara,
Qua Smarts keeper saved, but couldn’t hold onto the
ball, leaving Walsall Midfielder Ibrahim Kargbo to
Poor defending by Qua Smart made way for Walsall’s
second goal in the third minute of play, after a
goal mouth scramble and a poor clearance allowed
Ishmail Bangura to create a brilliant run past the
Qua Smart defense to score in the top corner.
Twenty minutes later, Kumara, who was all over the
Qua Smart midfield throughout the first half, scored
Walsalls’ third to make it 3 nil, before Qua Smart
defender Alies’ heavy shot deflected of Walsall
keeper William to make it 3-1 before half-time.
Smart came out strong in the second half, hoping to
get back into the game, but Walsall stood firm, and
on the 60 minute mark, Bangura scored his second for
Walsall to make it 4-1.
Walsall took control of the game once more, much to
the enjoyment of their on looking, but very wet
support, but on seventy minutes, Qua Smart raised
their game once again, when striker Tevez wasted no
time and shot passed the Walsall keeper to make it
the final ten minutes of the game, Bangura, Walsalls’
energetic striker, and man of the match, gave Qua
Smart no breathing room at all as he completed his
hat-trick to make it 5-2, before being substituted
by Coach Bandu to make way for Ansumana Turay.
From there on in, Walsall finished the game with
ease and comfort, and a sixth goal from Anthony
Steven in the last minute of the game was enough for
the referee to signal the end of the match, leaving
Walsall 6-2 victors, and their support in a more
than jubilant mood.
crowd at The Carlton Carew Mini Stadium at Wilkinson
Road, which included Country Minister of Sport,
Ibrahim Yelenkeh and other community Stake Holders,
had just witnessed its most historic and probably
most thrilling youth football match that the
community has even seen.
Champions Walsall FC went home jubilant with the
trophy in their possession, giving them something
they could be proud of.
Other outstanding awards and certificates were
awarded deserving players on the day:
Team of the Competition – Walsall FC.
Best Coach – Mahamed D Bundu (Walsall FC)
Best Junior Player – Santigie Z Sasay (Walsall FC)
Best Defender – Anthony Steven (Walsall FC)
Best Goal Keeper – Kudi Dumbuya (Walsall FC)
Best Player of the Competition – Semaho (Qua Smart
another development, before the final took place,
Saddlers U12’s played in the ‘On-going Real Amateur
U12’s Competition’, winning 9-1 in their second
match of the competition.
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