Old Jeshwang men volleyball team has made yet another history in Gambian volleyball after beating former winners Gambia Armed forces in the knock out finals on Saturday at Manneh Sillah memorial ground 3-2 (25-13, 25-19, 21-25, 22-25 15-10).
Earlier in December Jeshwang were crowed Gambian league champions for the record 4 times in a row and this feat was further merited against their closest rivals GAF.
Old Jeshwang were in a dominance fashion in the first set with young star Babucarr Jarra making lot of points and helping his team winning the set 25-13. The second set saw another wonderful play from the league winners, outstanding blocks from Lamin Jarju and Muhammed Jallow and great attacks from Malick Jammeh and Babucarr Jarra earned Jeshwang the second set at 25-19.
Gambia Armed Forces redouble their efforts in the 3rd set with good spikes from Ebrima Jatta, Famara Bojang and Alieu Barry, thus winning the 3rd set 25-21 and the 4th set 25-22. The game was forced to the golden set which Old Jeshwang ultimately won 15-10 to grab their second major trophy in the season.
Meanwhile GAF female team has confirmed their dominance after thumping Gamtel/Gamcel 3-1 (15-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-19) to won double for the first time. The 2 time league champions lost the first set after most of their attacks were dig by Gamcel/Gamtel libero Fatou Taal. The first set finished 25-15. GAF regained their prowess in the second set and individual brilliance from Abie Kujabi and good passes from setter Nyima Demba denied the opponent and the tough second set finished 26-24.
Gamtel/Gamcel outside hitter Sainabaou Tambedou inspired her team mates to strengthen their opponents to nerve moments but GAF hold on to their superiority to win the 3rd set 25-21 and finally the 4 set was settled on 25-19.
Trophies were awarded to various winners and cash prizes of 10,000 for the league champions, 5,000 for the knock out winners and Interior coach Ebrima Nyass was decorated as the most discipline coach by Olympafrica center.