Real Friends Football Club past Sunday defeated Plantain FC 3-1 on penalty kicks to win the Rodney Michael prestigious football gala at the Grassfield playing field in Lumley.
Charles Bendu put his side Plantation FC into the lead mid way in the second half after Real Friends who dominated almost all of the first half of the game failed to convert most of their possible chances to a goal.
But when they were one down they came very strong to have their equaliser about five minutes to full time when Ibrahim Barrier levelled the score
The match was witnessed by hundreds of football fans including sports personality like Mohamed Kallon.At the end of the competition the best player award went to Mohamed Mansaray of Wilberforce
The Highest goal scorer in the competition Abubakarr Sidique of Real Stars, while the best defender was Abubakarr Samura
Speaking to Awoko Sports one of the organizers Mohamed Kamara as described the competition as the best organized so far in the Lumley Community as the turnout was good and the performances of the teams were also impressive.
He also stated that they decided to organize the competition by naming the trophy the Rodney Michael trophy because of the contribution that he has made in the promotion of sports in the country
He describe him as a man who has passion for sports and if Sierra Leone can have at least 10 people like him sports will take a different turn in this country.