Super Nawettan matches resume after referees’ strike

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Matches are set to resume in the 2017 Fibank Gambia Limited-sponsored Super Nawettan after the end of referees’ strike.

Referees boycotted matches in the country’s biggest community football fiesta on Monday, after a demand of D500 per match was not settled by the Super Nawettan Organising Committee. And as a result, the Banjul against Foni match, at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda was called off, due to referees’ strike.

Brikama versus Manjai, at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium was also called off, because of similar reason.

Elsewhere, Serrekunda Central against Lamin was also called off for the same reason.

Meanwhile, today, Wednesday 18 October 2017, Bakau will clash Lamin in group A, at the Serrekunda West Mini Stadium.

Bakau have earned 1 point, following their goalless draw with the defending champions Gunjur in the opening game, played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Sunday.

The Beach Boys will contest to beat Lamin to increase their hopes of reaching the quarter-final after their exit in the group stage last year.

Lamin have zero point as their first game with Serrekunda Central on Monday was postponed, due to referees’ strike. They will brawl to defeat to collect the vital three points to revive their dreams of reaching the quarter-final after their exit in the group stage last year.

Elsewhere, Serrekunda Central will lock horns with the defending champions Gunjur in the other Group A fixtures at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda on the same day.

Serrekunda Central with zero point in group A had their first game with Lamin being called off, due to the referees’ strike. They will be eyeing for revenge after losing to Gunjur 2-0 in the 2015 Super Nawettan.

The defending champions Gunjur have bagged a single in Group A, after their goalless draw with Bakau in the opening game, played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Sunday.

The South Boys will fight to whip Serrekunda Central to clinch the maximum three points to boost their chances of reaching the quarter-final.

Author: Lamin Darboe