Serekunda East Curtain Raiser is Today

Friday, August 03, 2018

All roads lead to the Serekunda East Mini-Stadium today, as SESDO kick-starts its annual season football jamboree called “Nawettan” with the curtain raiser final between last year’s league winners Falcons FC against knockout champions Bantaba FC.

This year’s super cup final which was scheduled earlier for the 27th July was postponed due to some eventualities beyond the control of SESDO committee.

Both the The Faji-Kunda based club Bantaba FC and the Abuko-based side Falcons FC will be looking forward to entertain each other at the East Park with the hope of starting the season with a trophy.

Meanwhile, the president of the Serekunda East Committee, Modou O. Njie has spoken with The Point Arfang M.S. Camara about the postponement of the Super Cup final saying that the postponement from 27th July to 3rd August was due to the lack of perimeter fence of the football field.

He added that they are on a developmental project with the Gambia Football Federation that is trying to develop all the football parks within the country, adding that they have started working on the perimeter fencing since the qualifiers tournament but was slow as a result of the tournament.

The SESDO president said that they are not only desperate for perimeter fence but desperate as well for a good quality perimeter fence, adding that they have received the gross for the perimeter fence but it was not the good quality.

He revealed that the good quality perimeter fence they were expecting arrived on Wednesday, adding that even today’s final will be playing without a perimeter fence but will hire the services of the securities and karate personnel for the protection of the players and match officials

Reacting to the controversy surrounding the increase of the number of teams from 32 to 40, President Njie said that they increased the number of teams in the Serekunda East Nawettan because they want to give chance and engage more teams and talents      

He added that decision was introduced and accepted collectively, adding that they didn’t increase the number to teams to favour anybody but instead to give chance and develop more talents.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara