PUJEHUN ELECTRIFIED AS THE MOIJUE KAIKAI FOOTBALL GALA KICKS OFF*
In what has been described by Football pundits as the first of its kind for football in the district, the long awaited and much anticipated *Alhaji Moijue kaikai Peace and Development* football gala finally kicked off in the agricultural productive and market centre town of *Gbondapi* on *Tuesday November 29 instant*.
In his statement at the official commencement of the gala, *Hon Moijue Kaikai encouraged all athletes to play fairly and to be respectful to both the officiating team and colleague players. *”The purpose of the gala*” he continued, *is to foster peace and development through football*”. *He encouraged all to enjoy the match as it promised to be thrilling and entertaining*.
The playing field was jam packed with everyone that matters – young, old, influential, grassroots, etc. The atmosphere was electrifying as the two giants of *Krim* (original settlers of Pujehun district), the
versatile *Setti Yankande FC* locked horns with a determined and stubborn *Banyandeh FC* for the much coveted trophy donated by the Hon Alhaji Moijue Kaikai.
The match was officiated by a Sierra Leone Football Association trained and qualified referee in the person of Minah.
To stick to the organisers’ wish and promise of the gala being purely a local affair, despite the presence of highly placed dignitaries in the district, the kick off was done by the host *Section Chief of Setti Yankande Chief Momo Sesay* accompanied by *Chief Yankuba Turay of Banyandeh Section*.
After a nerve raking and entertaining 90 minutes encounter, no team was able to break the deadlock, and so did it end goalless. A decision on post game penalty kicks was imminent and the home based, Setti Yankandeh was able to convert all their kicks positively whilst Banyandeh regretably scored all but one. *Setti Yankandeh won by 5-4*
When contacted, the *Chairman of Pujehun District FA Mr Ibrahim Jalloh (Aka TM) said he was very proud to see such a gala being sponsored fully and individually by their own son, brother and father, Hon Moijue Kaikai. He vowed to continue from where this will stop to continue to raise talents and form a formidable district football team*.
It will be recalled that Hon Alhaji Moijue Kaikai had earlier donated *complete set of kits and playing balls to each section – a total of 14 sections. He also gave each section seed money of Le150.000*.
The gala continues. The finals would be played on December 25 at the DEC Field