by Arfang MS Camara
Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) and Skye Bank became the latest teams to book their places in the semifinals of the ongoing inter-bank football cup, dubbed Governor Jatta’s trophy.
GTBank on Friday came from behind to defeat First International Bank (FIB) 3-1.
FIBank opened the scores in the early minutes of the first half, but GTB fought back to earn an equaliser from an own goal, while Bernard Mendy and Balla Manneh scored the other goals.
Skye Bank also defeated Arab Gambian Islamic Bank (AGIB) 6-5 on penalties, following a goalless stalemate in regulation time.
It was a thrilling encounter between the two teams. Skye Bank played very well creating lots of goal-scoring chances but couldn’t manage to convert any of them and even missed penalty through Captain Lamin Njie.
Skye Bank later emerged victorious. The goalkeeper became the hero of the day after he saved the first two penalty kicks, making desperate fans and the manager happy as they qualified to the semis.
In the other quarter final games to be played on the 25th March 2016, Zenith Bank will take on Standard Chartered, while Central Bank will entertain Trust Bank.