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Fixtures Of Bakau Nawettan

Aug 26, 2009, 6:51 AM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Despite having many League and Knock-out titles in their possession, Vietnam Border's Nawettan performances in recent years have not been satisfactory.

They suffered their poorest performers recently which eventually saw them relegated from the Nawettan. As a result, the team lost many of their top players to other Nawettan teams, amidst speculations that they cannot be able to regain the form that saw them excel; and undeniably being the power house in Bakau Nawettan. But if their performance in the recently ended qualifiers is anything to go by, Vietnam Border could be a team to beat.

They will open their campaign with a game against Five-Junction on Sunday at the Bakau Mini-Stadium, hoping to put their house in order to avoid the risk of demotion from the popular Nawettan.

The fixtures which will resume after Monday's break is expected to feature Bantankoto and Banda BI on Tuesday that is likely to be changed to KWT. But there are controversies surrounding the issue as of now after some club officials totally disagreed with the idea of changing the name.

Banda BI have being one of the most successful teams in Bakau Nawettan, following their spectacular performance that saw them win the Super Cup title last summer with an emphatic four nil victory over Jazz, thanks to goals from striker Almameh Joof.

Despite such a wonderful achievement by the Bakau giants, they might endure some difficult moments this time around, following the departure of stars like defender Batta Njie who left the team to join Unique F. Right back Modou Jatta who also made his debut in Linguere's 5-4 penalty shoot-out win against bitter rivals Ron-Mango in the Super Cup Final over the weekend, among other high-profile players. But they still have some experience players, such as Lamin Jarju (Laus), Lang Barrow who was once a popular figure with both the Gambia National U-17 team and the first division outfit Africell, among other valuable players that have been injected into the team.

Magadan that is expected to open their campaign against the rejuvenated and informed Njogu Demba FC that endured a difficult qualifying round when the two sides meet on Wednesday.

The young academy owned by Gambia's international Njogu Demba have had a frustrating start to the 10 team qualifiers, but had a magnificent campaign in the later stage of the qualifying round where they earn themselves a place in the Nawettan proper. The Youngsters are still eager to make their first appearance in the much-talked about Nawettan in Bakau Zone.

The Head Coach of the Youngsters, Ebou Njie [Bilick] is quite confident that Njogu Demba Academy can cause a lot of upsets against the power houses.

We will soon bring you the fixtures of the remaining teams.