By Sulayman Bah
The silky forward did not disappoint his fans when the occasion demanded rising to match expectations as he tucked the ball to the back of the net sending the goalkeeper the wrong way securing HJK their second title of the season.
Both sides settled on a goalless affair despite going into extra-time and it wasn’t until on penalties that they were separated as HJK grabbed the bragging rights over Inter-Tuku to claim this term’s Finnish Cup with Savage’s final penalty doing the damage.
It couldn’t have been a better way to cap off a trophy-laden campaign for the Gambian and his team-mates after they scooped the domestic title even before the league curtain drew shut.
The weekend coup adds to Savage’s personal achievements–his first Finnish Cup title, the only cup he hasn’t won before and the only missing gong in his already swelling trophy cabinet.
With back-to-back success Demba Savage wouldn’t be lacking suitors should his lucrative four-year contract elapsed at the end of next season.
But giving his deserved sudden rise to a revered personality among club fans and HJK board’s desire to retain the Gambian’s services, it will take nothing short of big money for interested clubs to force the capital outfit to part ways with their prized asset.