Brikama: Swansea Stun Greater Tomorrow
Swansea City of Farato has stunned the League defending Champion, Greater Tomorrow Academy 6-5 on penalties, after 2-2 draw in regulation time. They become the second ever team from Farato to reach a final of Brikama Sports Committee Nawettan.
The “Swans” got the best start they could dream of. They were simply the brightest of the two teams in the first stanza of their encounter with Greater Tomorrow. Momodou Jawo, broke the deadlock in twelve minute. His opener came in when Omar Jallow unleashed a powerful shot which the Greater Tomorrow Academy goalie, Muhammed Sonko could only parried to the path of Jawo who made no mistake from closed range. He beautifully tap the ball to the back of the net, to the delight of the travelling fans.
Dawda Camara, forced Swansea to a wild jubilation when he increased the Swans tally to 2-0 in the 37 minute. It was a good build-up from the young Swansea City Boys and Momodou Jawo found himself on a promising area, he released Dawda Camara who slotted the ball passed the rushing Greater Tomorrow Academy netminder, Muhammed Sonko.
From the locker room, Greater Tomorrow were the better side and they were more determined to push for an equaliser while Swansea City seems to be content with their 2-0 lead. The Academy boys high-flying fullback, Sheikh Tijan Jah rattled the woodwork as early as in the second minutes of the second half.
Another chance went begging again in the 57th minute for Greater Tomorrow Academy. Their midfield ace, Amadou Nyassi hit the stand post.
Greater Tomorrow Academy reduced the deficits to 2-1in the 70th minute. When their sensational forward, Lamin Badjie hammer home a fine cutback cross from Sering Camara.
The Champions’ dominance paid off as they make Swansea City surrendered their 2-0 lead in the 77th minute. Sering Camara yet again turn provider. He weep in an inswing cross which Abdoulie Baldeh nodded in to level matters. Abdoulie Baldeh alias Cavanni goal erupted the whole Box Ba stadium.
Greater Tomorrow Academy second half performance perfectly displayed their tactical awareness. It’s is a high risk, high reward strategy which involves commendable commitment to fast-paced attack and a high press caused a lot of problems to their opponent, but couldn’t find a winner as they went on to lose on the spot kicks.
Elsewhere, Daru United came from a goal down to win 3-1 against Puntalana FC to set up a clash with Swansea in the final.
By Ebrima KB Sonko.