Gambia, March 6, 2016 – Old Jeshwang men’s volleyball team made Gambian volleyball history again after beating former winners Gambia Armed Forces 3-2 (25-13, 25-19, 21-25, 22-25 15-10) in the knockout finals on Saturday at Manneh Sillah Memorial Ground. In December, Jeshwang were crowed Gambian league champions for a record fourth straight time, also at the expense of closest rivals GAF.
Gambia Armed Forces fought back in the third set with good spikes from Ebrima Jatta, Famara Bojang and Alieu Barry. They took the set 25-21 and the fourth set 25-22, sending the match to a tiebreaker, which Old Jeshwang took 15-10 for their second major trophy of the season.
Meanwhile the GAF women’s team thumped Gamtel/ Gamcel 3-1 (15-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-19) to win the double for the first time. The two-time league champions lost the first set after most of their attacks were dug out 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 their opponents, with GAF edging the set 26-24.
Gamtel/ Gamcel outside hitter Sainabaou Tambedou inspired her teammates, but GAF held on to win the third set 25-21 and the fourth set 25-19.
Interior coach Ebrima Nyass was decorated as the most disciplined coach.