Nov 18, 2016, 10:51 AM
Maccassa FC made it to the semifinal stage of the League competition after beating Culture FC 4-3 on post-match penalty shootout following a goalless draw on regulation time at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium on Sunday.
Milan FC booked their place to the semifinals thanks to a 1-nil win over Rangers FC on Saturday at the East Park.
Maccassa FC will battle it out with Milan FC in the semifinals of the tournament.
Hannover FC will today, Tuesday 5 November 2013, take on T. Central FC in the other quarterfinal encounter of the league competition to be played at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.
Speaking to reporters shortly after his side’s defeat to Maccassa FC, Papa Sarr Corr, head coach, Culture FC, said they have taken the defeat in good faith.
He stated that since the commencement of the competition his team has been performing well but noted that scoring has been their major problem.
If they had won it would have surprised him, he remarked, adding that gathering his team for training has also been another problem for them since most of his players are going to school and do not have time to train regularly.
“If you see us train you will know there is a problem in the team,” he said, attributing the poor turnout to training on his playing going to school.
Papa Sarr as he is widely known, called on his players to change their attitude towards training if they want to do better in next year’s nawetan.
He congratulated their opponents, but added that they (Culture FC) have a very good team.
He described this year’s Serrekunda East Nawetan competition as poor, saying there were a lot of draw games.
“The committee will not come inside the field to play and the coaches have also been doing their work on training grounds, so we have to blame the players,” he remarked, saying Serrekunda East is a very big zone and can gather a lot of good players.
Meanwhile, the Banjul Sports Committee has yet again issued a notice as follows:
The club is fined D1,000 for praying on the goal post before their match against Dingareh on Thursday, 31 October 2013 in which the Match Commissioner informed the club captain and team during the inspection. The fine must be paid before the 8th November 2013.
The team is fined D2,000 for breaking an egg on the entrance of the field and placing an object on the goal post during the penalty kicks against One Love on Saturday, 2 November 2013 in which a circular stopping all such activities was circulated to all teams. The fine must be paid before your next scheduled match.
All clubs are warned to not enter any dressing room not allocated to them. Each club only have the right to enter a dressing room allocated to them and to pour in substances but not to the other team’s dressing room.
Also, all clubs should know before coming to matches whether they are the A team or B team, which automatically determines the dressing room they are to occupy. Any team found wanting will be dealt with as deemed fit by the Committee.