Apr 17, 2009, 6:25 AM
One of the most successful nawetaan teams in Brikama, Berewuleng FC, have been suspended for two years by the Brikama Youth and Sports Committee (BYSC).
The suspension was slammed on Berewuleng FC after their assaulting of members of the BYSC during their game in the third trophy organised by the town's football governing body recently.
Lamin King Colley, president of the BYSC who also doubles as the 2nd vice-president of the Gambia Football Association (GFA), said Berewuleng FC's suspension was because they assaulted seven members of the BYSC, which was also captured in the referee's report.
He said that according to the constitution of the BYSC, any player or official found assaulting a committee member should be suspended or fined.
The BYSC would not tolerate any behaviour of indiscipline in its tournament, he said, adding that any team that misbehaves or violates the rules and regulations of the committee will face serious penalty.
Colley stated that after undergoing their two-year suspension, Berewuleng FC would pay D2,000 before they would take part in the qualifying round.
He seized the opportunity to appeal to all participating teams in Brikama and its environs to maintain discipline to avoid suspensions or fines.
As part of its aim and objectives, the BYSC, which is to promote and develop sports to higher heights in Brikama, have also decided to crown Sky Power FC as the winners of the 2010 Brikama league at the expense of their opponents Berewuleng FC, who are now facing suspension.
In a separate development, the Serrekunda East League final which failed to produce a winner between Cannon and United Stars on Sunday has been rescheduled for Friday, 17 December at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium.