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Crunch time in Brufut Nawettan -as round of 16 sets in

Oct 1, 2013, 11:49 AM | Article By: Lamin Cham

The first round matches in the Brufut Nawetan came to a close over the weekend with 16 teams advancing to the round of 16 knockout, with its usual suspense and excitement that never fails to grab attention.

In the bag include once again some of the more established names with only one notable exception ofFC Luka, the champions last year, whose banning by the organizing committee did not help their already slim chances of qualifying.

Those who survived the first round battle are Rangers, Fatou’s Print , Valeranga of Tanjie,Kai FC of Madiana, Manchester United, Babylon, SchindelFC,Seaview,Any LJ, AC Milan, Takaful, Africel, Ghana Town,Wullingkama,Nyafullenand Newcastle or Westside, who are waiting for last night’s last group match to know their fate.

The draw for the next stage of the tourney was being conducted as we went to press.

Brufut, the newest GFF-recognised Nawettan zone, made headlines last season with a sensational semi-final appearance in their maiden participation in the Super Nawettan.

This year’s nawettan has been named the Max Jallow Memorial Tourney, in memory of the late energetic sports and youth organizer, who passed away in May this year.