Gunjur set to accommodate 16 teams for 2017 Nawetan season

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The 2016 Super Nawettan champions Gunjur are set to accommodate only sixteen teams for the 2017 nawetan season due to the limited playing days available for the town’s summer biggest football fiesta, according to news emanating from Gunjur Sports Committee.

The news was announced by Momodou Charreh Jibba, the first vice-president of Gunjur Sports Committee, who also doubles as head of the competition.

Jibba said the committee can accommodate only sixteen teams due to the limited playing time.

He revealed that there will be qualifiers and teams should go and prepare themselves for the qualifiers despite them being late.

Mr Jibba further revealed that everything is late and congress is not hold, adding that probably the nawetan will start in August.

Jibba pointed out that from August to October is 60 days, noting that they have 53 playing days’ 31 league matches and 15 knockout matches.

According to Jibba, the Super Nawetan will start in October that will be followed by the second division league and as such, they cannot play nawetan while Gunjur is taking part in the second tier. 

Author: Lamin Darboe