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Gunjur sink Banjul to clinch 1st Super Nawettan crown

Oct 31, 2016, 10:03 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Gunjur on Friday beat Banjul by two goals to one in a well-contested final game played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau to clinch their first-ever Super Nawettan title.

Gunjur lost to Banjul one nil in their group game prior to their Friday crunch clash.

Banjul made a fascinating start to the game and won the lion’s share of ball possession and created numerous goal-scoring opportunities.

Banjul opened the score through right back Essa Jallow in the 18th minute of the game from a penalty spot after a Banjul player was brought down inside the eighteen by Gunjur defender Jerreh Bojang. The penalty gave the city boys the lead.

Gunjur responded back for an equalizer  and levelled the score through midfielder Salifu Bojang aka Bapa in the 36th minute of the game from an astonishing long-range shot to cancel Essa Jallow’s 18th-minute opener, thus first half ended one all.

Upon resumption of the game, Gunjur regrouped themselves and mounted pressure on Banjul defence line.

Malang Jassey aka Uncle snatched the winner for Gunjur in the dying minute of the game to earn South boys their first-ever Super Nawettan crown.

As champions, Gunjur were awarded with a giant trophy and cash prize of D75,000; whilst Banjul received D50,000 as the runners-up.

The 2016 Super Nawettan was sponsored by FiBank Gambia Limited.