Gambian team wins immigrant football tournament

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/24
By: William Yen

Taoyuan, Nov. 24 (CNA) A team made up of Gambians living in Taiwan were crowned the winners of the 2019 Taiwan Cup Taiwan Immigrants Football Competition Sunday after a dramatic penalty shootout in the final against a team of Vietnamese in Taoyuan.

Team Gambia and Hai Duong FC battled it out for 90 minutes to a 1-1 draw, leading to the penalty shootout that saw the Gambians score five times over the Vietnamese's three.

The Gambians scored the first goal in the sixth minute and kept up the pressure until halftime.

Eager to score an equalizer, the Hai Duong FC stepped up their game in the second half, playing an aggressive brand of offense that stunned spectators who were preparing themselves for a brawl that was on the verge of breaking out at any time.    [FULL  STORY]

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