Interior Ladies wallop Immigration to claim Super Cup title, bag over $1000 in prize money

John Mendy

BANJUL – Gambia’s Women First Division league record winners, Interior FC, on Sunday, November 12, humbled Immigration FC in the final 4 – 0, to secure the 2017/18 Super Cup title.

Also known as the Police Ladies, Interior took the lead after 25 minutes when captain Mama Saidy headed home Mbassey Darboe’s diagonal free kick from edge of 18-yard area.


Interior FC Ladies are reining supreme in Gambia’s Female League Division One as they won seven domestic trophies from December 2015 to date

National Female U17 ace Catherine Jatta, increased Interior’s lead at the stroke of halftime. Midfielder Penda Bah laid her through as she powered her way, skipping around a static Immigration’s defence to roof home her left footed finish.

Immigration offered little sign of making a comeback, falling further behind when Awa Trawally deepened their misery. Awa mistakenly planted-in a header into her own net from Mbassey Darboe’s looping free kick from the left 13 minutes from the recess to hand Interior a 3 – 0 lead.

The night could not have ended without Mbassey Darboe getting herself on the score sheet after she was closed down by the trailing side, Immigration FC (also known as Prison Ladies).

Mbassey collected Isatou Jallow’s neat pass at the near left side of the field, before volleying in a 25-yard strike past a hapless Immigration’s goalkeeper Sunkaru Sanneh. This completed the rout with Interior’s fourth on 88 minutes to seal victory in style.

The comprehensive victory pocketed defending champions, Interior FC, D50, 000 (Fifty Thousand Dalasis), an equivalent of $1064.00 (One Thousand and Sixty-Four US Dollars) as winners with a silver-plated trophy.

As runners-up, Immigration FC were given a consolation price of D25, 000 (Twenty-Five Thousand Dalasis), an equivalent of $532.00 (Five Hundred and Thirty-Two US Dollars).

Last season, Immigration finished second on the league and runner-up to Interior in the FF Cup final while Interior retained the treble they won prior to last season.

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