Mar 11, 2009, 8:56 AM
zonal team yesterday started intensive training for the 2016 Super Nawettan
zonal football championship set for 8 October 2016.
As part of their preparations for the country’s biggest community football jamboree, Gunjur zonal team, under the guidance of coach Bubacarr Kakai Bojang, will train at the beach in the next four days to keep themselves fit before start of the competition.
Ebrima Jammeh alias Fabou, the president of Gunjur zonal team, said their target this year is to win the super nawettan, adding that they have evaluated the team’s performance in the championship and identified those problems.
Jammeh revealed that thirty years on Gunjur were unable to win a trophy since clinching Kombo South district football tournament trophy in 1986. They want to make sure Gunjur win their first-ever super nawetan, he said.
Jammeh further revealed that the super nawettan started in 1993, with eight zones and all of them won the super nawettan expect Gunjur.
Jammeh called for togetherness among the players, which will enable them to realize their dreams of clinching their first-ever super nawettan title.
He said Gunjur have the players that can win the super nawettan. He also appealed to the players to put their team sentiments aside and play for Gunjur.
Jammeh advised players to exercise patience and discipline, saying that without patience and discipline it would be difficult for Gunjur to win the super nawettan.
Adama Jobe alias Tampeh, a member of the Management Committee of Gunjur zonal team, urged the players to be committed to their village and put their team sentiments aside to win the super nawettan.
Jobe pointed out without commitment it would be very difficult for Gunjur to win the super nawettan.
Bubacarr Kakai Bojang, head coach of Gunjur zonal team, said thirty players had been invited for the trial out of which twenty-five would be selected for the super nawettan.
Coach Bojang said they are ready to take on the task to guide Gunjur to the 2016 super nawettan.
The coach appealed to the players to be regular and punctual at training, saying selection will be based on player’s performance during training sessions.
Alagie Sarr alias Asarr, Jerreh Bojang, Lamin Bojang alias Mountain, Abdoulie S.O. Jammeh aka Beckham, Musa Ndong aka Fabregas and Malang Jassey aka Uncle, urged the coaches to select players for their performance, adding that they should also be watching their opponents to prepare themselves well for their opening group game.