By Arfang M.S. Camara
Foday Bah, head coach of Wallidan FC stated that winning the 2021/2022 FF Cup tournament shows that Wallidan Football Club is back with full force.
The Wallidan FC coach was speaking during an interview with reporters shortly after defeating Brikama United 4-2 in post-match penalty following a goalless draw in the FF Cup final played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Sunday.
Former Brikama United goalkeeper, Musa Jatta was the hero of the game as he saved two penalties.
“This is just to show everyday that Wallidan is back. We are back and will be back next season by the grace of God with full force,” said Coach Foday Bah
He added that “We had a very good preparation more than any other club here. We went to Saudi Arabia and worked so hard for this success. We wanted to win both the league and the FF Cup. But unfortunately, we couldn’t get the league.”
Coach Foday Bah who had a lot of criticisms during their poor start of the league after their very good preparation, noted that they had a lot of injuries as his players were going on and off and coming in and out.
“After we already lost the league, I told the players that if we lose both the league and the FF Cup is going to be a total failure. So, we got to win one”
He added that playing the final is not about keeping position or counting the stars, but instead he added all they wanted to do in the final is just to lift the trophy.
According to him, winning the FF Cup will serve as a very good motivation going into the next season.
“This FF Cup triumph is history for Wallidan FC and is going to the closet and look for another one for the closet again.”
Wallidan, as winners, went home with a trophy, gold medals and a prize of two hundred thousand dalasi (D200,000).
Brikama United, the runners-up, received a hundred thousand dalasi (D100,000) and silver medals, while Gunjur United and Red Hawks each received fifty thousand dalasi (D50,000) as semi-finalists.