final of Essau football league between Jambarr FC and Ginack Kaajatta FC will
be played after the Super Nawettan, Essau Youth and Sports Development
Committee has said.
Jambarr of Mayamba village defeated Bani Isreal FC of Essau, while Ginack Kaajatta defeated Barcelona FC of Barra village to reach the final.
Yankuba Marong, president of the committee, said the winner of the final will go home with a trophy and cash prize of D30,000 whereas the runner-up will have D25,000 cash prize.
He said they are able to offer such prizes thanks to Trust Bank Gambia Ltd as part sponsors of the 2017/18 league which is contested by 21 teams. As part sponsors, Trust Bank through the Barra branch, contributed D30,000 towards the league.
Ahead of the league final, Mr Marong has some advice: “I would like to call on the teams to maintain a high sense of understanding and discipline because at the end of the day, one team must win.
The teams and their fans should have the understanding that referees are also human beings; the way strikers miss their chances, coaches make wrong changes is the way referees may mistakes.”
Meanwhile, Marong also thanked the teams and their fans for having the trust and confidence in his committee as manifested since the onset of the competition.
He said organising and staging such big competition is a big challenge, but they were able to overcome them gradually, noting that his committee will do all it can to continue to develop grassroots football within the locality.
Essau Youth and Sports Development Committee president also applauded the committee members for their commitment and dedication towards the success of the league.
“A big thanks to Trust Bank for coming to our aid by giving us the winner’s prize,” Mr Marong said. “We do hope that collaboration will continue between my committee and the bank, and as October 2017 is the bank’s 20th anniversary, we pray for continuous success in their endeavours.”