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TODAY: Bilbao, Ajax to brawl in late Modou Janneh Memorial Intermediate league final

Sep 19, 2016, 10:26 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

(Issue, Friday, 16 September 2016)

Bilbao FC are set to clash with Ajax FC in the 2016 late Modou Janneh Memorial intermediate league final slated for today, Friday 16 September 2016, at the Gunjur Nyamina Football Field at 4.30 pm.

Today’s final will be the debut appearance for Bilbao and Ajax in the late Modou Janneh Memorial Intermediate league final since its inception in 2013, by Gunjur Sports Committee to groom, nurture, and develop young talents in the village.

The tournament is meant to prevent young players from playing senior nawettan in their tender age, which really destroyed the career of several young players in Gunjur in the previous year.

Bilbao FC beat the reigning league champions Buckingham FC on penalties, after the regulation time failed to produce a winner in their rescheduled semifinal game on Tuesday, to sail to the final.

The Athletics boys will be fighting to beat Ajax FC in the final to clinch their first-ever intermediate league title.

Ajax, on the other hand, booked their ticket to the final following their 1-0 win over Misira United in the semifinal on Sunday.

The Amsterdam boys will be striving to defeat Bilbao in the final to claim their first-ever intermediate league title since lifting the knockout title in 2014.

The 2016 late Modou Janneh Memorial Intermediate league is bankrolled by Isatou Cham Manjang, a native of Gunjur residing in the United Kingdom.