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All eyes on Buba Star Janneh Super Cup final Saturday

Aug 5, 2015, 10:30 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

All eyes are set on the 2015-2016 Gunjur Summer biggest football carnival, better known as Nawettan season, as traditional curtain raiser Buba Star Janneh Gunjur Super Cup final is slated for Saturday 8 August 2015, at the Gunjur Nyamina football field at 4.30pm.

The much-awaited Super Cup final will feature current league champions Santos United FC and knockout champions Farm Engineering FC, an encounter described by many football enthusiasts in Gunjur and its environs as a crunch clash.

Saturday’s Super Cup meeting will be the second between Santos United FC and Farm Engineering FC in Gunjur summer biggest football festivity.

The Kartong-based outfit beat the Santos-based outfit 1-0 in the knockout semifinal before beating Solifo Investment FC on the same score-line to clinch their first trophy in their debut season in Gunjur Nawettan after Manchester United claim their first trophy in their debut season in Gunjur Nawettan in 2010.

The Santos-based outfit made a poor start to the 2014-2015 Gunjur nawettan following their 1-0 defeat to Commit FC in their opening group game and bounced back in contention for the league after beating Kajabang 1-0 in their second group game before their resounding 2-0 win over Sibindinto to finish second spot in their group with 6 points in three outings.

The Santos-based outfit thumped Oxford FC 2-0 in the quarterfinal, courtesy of Gunjur United’s pacey winger Ousainou Janneh and Brikama United’s wonder kid Muhammed Janneh.

It took place before Reliance Financial Service 1-0 in the semifinal courtesy of Brikama United wonder kid Muhammed Janneh to secure a place into the league final against Mighty Gamcel FC.

The Santos-based outfit demolished Gamcel FC 3-0 in the final, with goals from skipper Bakary S. Touray alias Steven Gerrard from penalty spot after Gamcel FC defender Fasanna Barrow handled the ball inside the eighteen-yard box and a brace from Brikama United’s wonder kid Muhammed Janneh to clinch their first-ever Gunjur league since making their debut in Gunjur summer biggest football gala.

The Kartong-based outfit made an astonishing start to the knockout following their 1-0 win over Sunderland FC in the first round after their early exit from the league competition.

The Kartong-based outfit beat World Eleven on the same score-line in the quarterfinal before beating Santos United 1-0 in the semifinal to sail to the final.

The Kartong-based outfit defeated Solifo Investment 1-0 in the re-played knockout final to lift their first trophy in their debut appearance in Gunjur Nawettan.

The 2015 Gunjur Super Cup final is sponsored by former Wallidan and Gambian international Buba Star Janneh.

Star Janneh has played for Dabanani FC in Gunjur Nawetttan before joining the country’s top flight side Wallidan.

Star Janneh was called to the Gambia National team following his eye-catching performance for Wallidan in the country’s top flight before leaving for USA in the early 90s for studies.

Star Janneh was part of the Gambia’s squad that thrashed Mauritania 3-0 in an international friendly match played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau in 1987.

Star Janneh has worked with Standard Charted Bank branches in Banjul and Accra in Ghana.

Star Janneh also worked with Barclays Bank branch in Dubai, Qatar, the sponsors of the popular English premier league.

The winner for the 2015 Buba Star Janneh Gunjur Super Cup final will receive D10,000, whilst the runners-up will receive D7,500.