Falcons FC are the 2017 champions of the then pending Serrekunda East
‘Nawettan’ league competition.
They beat Tallinding-based Farakono on Saturday in a post-match penalty shootout after a goalless stalemate. The final was played at the East Park and watched by many including Sports Minister Henry Gomez.
Also present at the final were Abdoulie Star Jallow, first Vice President of The Gambia Football Federation; Bakary Badgie and Papa Njie, both mayoral aspirants for Kanifing Municipality in the upcoming Local Government Election.
As winners, Falcons received a trophy and cash prize of D50, 000, while Farokono pocketed home a consolation prize of D30, 000.
The delay in the final was the result of lack of sponsors for the tournament. The SESDO committed headed by M.O. Njie was bailed out by Africell who financed the final.
Qcell has been the sponsor of the tournament at the East Park for the past three years, but according to SESDO officials, that contract has expired and from all indications, Africell is likely to sign a long term sponsorship deal with the SESDO committee.
Serrekunda East Park is one of the biggest football zones and does attract quite good number of spectators during the summer football fiesta, locally known as ‘Nawettan’.