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Red Star, Smateq road to Gunjur nawettan league final

Jan 24, 2020, 2:25 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Red Star Family FC have started their journey to the 2019-2020 Gunjur nawettan league final with a hard-fought goalless draw against Kombo Real Estate in their opening group match before thumping Sunderland 2-0 in their second game to snatch their first victory in the nawettan.

The Red boys drew 1-1 with Solar Enterprise in their final group match to finish top spot in group D with 5 points in three group outings.

They defeated arch-rivals Solifo Investment FC on penalties after the regular time ended 1-1 in the quarterfinal to progress to the semifinal before beating defending league, knock-out and super cup champions The Pub FC 1-0 in the semifinal to sail the league final.

Red Star Family FC, who are unbeaten in the Gunjur nawettan league this season, will skirmish to batter Smateq FC in the final to claim the cup after several years of trophy drought.

Meanwhile, Smateq FC began their road to the 2019-2020 Gunjur nawettan league final with a slender 2-1 win over Ecomog FC before slipping to Senior Players 2-1 in their second group encounter.

The Gunjur Fabaida based-team beats Black Panthers FC 1-0 in their third group tie to bounce back in the nawettan league before drawing goalless with Asselem FC in their final group tie to finish first in group A with 7 points in four group games.

They beat Sanchaba FC 1-0 in the quarterfinal to navigate to the semifinal before defeating Kombo Real Estate FC on the same scoreline in the semifinal to progress to the final for the first time in their history.

Smateq FC will prepare fit enough to bang Red Star Family FC in the final to lift their first-ever trophy in Gunjur nawettan since making their debut in the town’s wet season biggest football festivity some years ago.