Korea Group Wins Independence Football Gala Trophy


By Max A Konneh, MFMR

 In an effort to contribute to the successful celebration of Sierra Leone’s 56th Anniversary, four Fishing Companies namely, Korea Group, Chungang, Sunho and Two Brothers,  operating in the country have on Thursday 27th April 2017 organised a one-day football gala competition involving staff of their companies at Walaie Village, Tombo, Western Area Rural District. The programme which was attended by distinguished personalities and stakeholders in and out of the community was climaxed by a series of events including a raffle draw, musical performance and presentation of a trophy and cash prizes to deserving participants. The opening match played between Chungang and Sunho ended in 1-0 in favour of Chungang after striker, Alfred Kamara scored the first goal in the 25th minutes of play. Two Brothers slugged it out with Korea Group Fishing Company in the second encounter which ended 4-2 in favour of Korea Group in a post-penalty shoot out.  Korea Group emerged champions in the final after the organizers of the tournament disqualified their opponents, Chungang for what they described as “disorderly behavior”. Handing over the trophy and cash prize of Le 2,000,000 (Two Million Leones) to the winner, the Managing Director, Chungang Fishing Company, Sun Nyeon Kim who took the kick off before the opening match, said the purpose of the programme was to join Sierra Leoneans celebrate the country’s 56th anniversary and foster cordial relationship between them and the communities they serve. He entreated participants to always adhere to the rule of “Fair Play” and renounce violence. He pledged their support to promoting development in the country and thanked guests and competitors for gracing the occasion. Welcoming guests earlier, the General Manager of Korea Fishing Company, Edward Sesay commended the fishing companies for their continued contribution to national development and promised to organized more of such events.  A cash prize of 1,000,000 (one million Leones was presented to Runners up of the competition, Chungang while the sum of Le500, 000 (Five Hundred Thousand Leones) was presented to each of the winners of the 3rd and 4th positions, (Two Brothers and Sunho) respectively.  Consolation prizes were also presented to the Best Supporter and Player among others.