Gunjur Super Nawettan, WCR 3rd division victory celebrations set for tomorrow

Friday, July 14, 2017

Gunjur Super Nawettan and West Coast Regional third division league victory celebrations are slated for tomorrow, Saturday 15 July 2017, at the Kundebo Hall in Gunjur.

Gunjur came from one nil to beat Banjul 2-1 in the final played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Friday 28 October 2016 to clinch their first-ever Super Nawettan crown since the inception of the country’s community biggest football fiesta in 1992, by The Gambia Football Association.

Salifu Bojang, alias Bapa, who was decorated as the best player for the 2016 Super Nawettan, and Alex Sanchaba FC’s talisman Malang alias Uncle were on target for Gunjur in the 36th and 77th minutes of the game respectively after right-back Essa Jallow gave Banjul the lead in the 18th minute of the game from the penalty spot after left-back Yusupha Touray alias Esso brought down winger Assan Gaye in the area.

Red Star Family FC’s creative midfielder Salifu Bojang alias Bapa was awarded the best player for the 2016 Super Nawettan following his stunning performance for Gunjur in the country’s community biggest football festivity.

Red Star Family FC midfielder Mbemba Fatty was awarded the leading goal scorer for the 2016 Super Nawettan after netting five goals for Gunjur in the championship.

Lamin Darboe alias Darboe C, president of Gunjur Sports Committee, was awarded the most dedicated member of the Super Nawettan Organising Committee 2016.

Meanwhile, Gunjur United defeated Greater Tomorrow of Brikama 1-0 in the final played at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium on Saturday 20 May 2017 to lift the 2016-2017 West Coast Regional third division league title and also gain automatic promotion to the second tier of Gambian football.

Alex Sanchaba FC’s talisman Malang Jassey alias Uncle was on the score sheet for Gunjur United in the second period from an astonishing strike.

The victory celebrations cash was donated by Gunjurians residing in the diaspora after the town’s first-ever Super Nawettan success. 

Author: Lamin Darboe
Source: Picture: Gunjur United celebrating after beating Greater Tomorrow