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Super Nawettan to go ahead Wednesday

Dec 16, 2013, 9:26 AM | Article By: Lamin Cham

After a week of uncertainty and confusion over the future of the Super Nawettan, officials Friday announced that this popular and biggest football championship will resume on Wednesday.

The decision to continue the tournament came after a marathon meeting between the GFF and the security forces on one hand and the Super Nawettan organising committee on the other.

According to GFF officials from the meeting, all matches in the competition, two a day, will be held at the Independence Stadium and there will be a new disciplinary committee independent of the Organising committee headed by Police Commissioner Abdoulie Sanyang, among new changes made, to effectively ensure a smooth running of the reminder of the tournament free from the initial frightening level of violence that gripped the tourney.

Meanwhile, the meeting also confirmed the sanctions meted out to zones supposedly found guilty of alleged acts of misconduct.

Top on the list is Lamin, which has been expelled and fined D5,000.The points of the match against Banjul would be given to Banjul while all other opponents of Lamin in the remaining fixtures would be given automatic maximum three points.

Officials of the zone rejected the sanctions calling it unfair and improperly imposed. “We have never been officially informed of anything,” Zonal president Pa Modou Faal had earlier said.

Banjul, which had their fine increased from D2,000 to D5,000, also contested the decision. Brufut has also been fined D2,000 for insulting match officials.