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Luniburg Qualify For Bakau Nawettan Proper

Aug 13, 2009, 7:02 AM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Following a thrilling and exciting encounters in Bakau qualifiers, teams continue to produce some wonderful games as the competition gets closer to conclusion.

Ten teams that started the qualifying campaign are now reduced to four, who are battling it out in order to secure a place in the summer championship.

Luniburg who is arguably the most impressive team in the qualifiers continue to saw the form, which earned them a place in the play-off where they collected a dramatic 4-3 victory over Cotton Club in a dramatic penalty shoot-out, after a titanic 90 minutes of a see-saw encounter failed to produce a winner at the Cocktail Football Field on Tuesday.

The Youngsters of Bakau New Town have won four of their last five qualifying matches and conceded a single defeat when Millan FC entertained them to a hard-fought one-nil victory a fortnight ago.

The Head Coach of Luniburg, Omar Bah, popularly known as Lilly believed the secret behind Lunibury's success in Bakau qualifiers, is due to the fact that every member of the team is committed and dedicated.

Having guided the Youngsters to their first-ever Nawettan appearance in his first year-in-charge, Lilly however remained confident that Luniburg will make a big impact in the summer championship.

But it was a sad and different story for Coach Prince Cole and his Cotton Club side who expressed disappointment for what he referred to as poor finishing, noting that the biggest problem for Cotton Club is poor finishing, which he added, had immensely contributed to the team's exit from the qualifiers.

Prince Cole who failed to lead Cotton Club to victory in the qualifiers has vowed to maintain the team for the GFA second division qualifiers, if all goes as planned.

Luniburg needs to tighten their belt in order to stand strong and fight for the challenges ahead of them in the Nawettan, if they want to top the heavy weights when the championship kicks-off any time soon.