May 15, 2009, 7:19 AM
The Banjul Sports committee as part of regulating its smooth running of the zones Nawettan has handed heavy fines and given suspensions to team officials and players for misconduct.
Makann Bi has been fined D3,000 (three thousand dalasi) and Digi Dam Bi D1,500 (one thousand five hundred dalasi) respectively for causing violence that erupted after a match on Tuesday, 13th November 2012.
This, according to the committee, was totally unacceptable and against all tenets of fair play. As such, by bringing the game into disrepute both teams behaviour was unruly, especially Makann Bi, who were the cause and main culprit of the violence.
Buso Sallah of Makann Bi, who caused all the disorder, was banned for the rest of the Nawetaan including the 2013 nawetaan.
Alagi Ceesay of Makann Bi, who attacked the supporters with the Committee’s small stove (FURNO), was banned for the rest of the Nawetaan including the 2013 nawetaan and fined D100 for the small stove.
Saihou Joof of Makann Bi, who was also instrumental, is suspended for the rest of the nawetaan.
Lamin Ceesay, coach of Makann Bi, who assaulted a committee member, has been banned from coaching in the Nawetaan for the rest of the Committee’s term in office and fined D1,000 (one thousand dalasi). He is also not to enter the dressing room and stand behind the bench.
Digi Dambi was fined D500 (five hundred dalasi) for Baboucarr Savage’s climbing of the chain link fence (perimeter fence). Nuha Betts of Digi Dambi is suspended for the rest of the 2012 Nawetaan for kicking the entrance gate when shown a red card and attacking the Miami players, which has no bearing on the match.
The fines must be paid before the team’s next match and failure to pay will result in the forfeiture of the points of both teams.