Dec 2, 2010, 11:54 AM
The local Nawettan football is very important for the development of our football.
This is where young talented footballers are identify by coaches and technicians, and promoted to the first division clubs and to the various categories of the national team.
One of the most beautiful things about Nawettan is that it is a community thing, and people take ownership of the teams.
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People give their teams both moral and financial support in order to make them excel in the competition.
The main reason for organizing Nawettan is to bring unity among the youths, and also to entertain them during the summer holiday period.
However, Nawettan has both its positive and negative sides, and the purpose of Nawettan is defeated when people engage in hooliganism, instead of promoting peace among the people.
The zonal Nawettan initiated by the Gambia Football Association is a good move, as it brings about healthy competition among the regions.
Football is a nice game; so it is the responsibility of both the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Basic and Secondary Education and the Gambia Football Association to promote schools football, because this is where the young ones can be nurtured.
Let us all work hard towards the development of our football; since collectively all of us can achieve our dreams.