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Unique FM faces difficult league final against Ron-Mango today

Feb 26, 2010, 2:37 PM | Article By: Lami Drammeh

After months of intense public debate surrounding the delay of the league final in Bakau, members of the Bakau Zonal Sports Committee has finally decided to set the date for the 2009/10 league final between Unique FM Football Club and the most fancy Ron-Mango side, who were recently crowned the knockout champions after beating Vida 3-2 in the knockout final in a stunning fashion.

The stage is set for the highly-anticipated league final between the two neighbours who could also be widely regarded as bitter rivals, as a result of an intense rivalry that exist between the two power guns in Bakau Nawettan.

Unique FM and Ron-Mango will renew their rival when they rub shoulders in Friday's league final at the dilapidated Bakau Mini-stadium.

Ron Mango, according to star striker Lamin Jallow, who netted five goals this time around is the firm favourite, considering their outstanding performances in Bakau Nawettan over the past few years which saw them recorded their second knockout title in just two years. Becks as he is popularly known was part of The Gambia’s U-17 squad that underwent three weeks intensive training camp in the United Kingdom in the build-up to the FIFA's third biggest tournament U-17 (World Cup) in Nigeria, a few months ago.

But the man at the helm of affairs for Unique FM Sheikh Tijan Njie has completely ruled out the possibility of conceding defeat when they face rivals Ron Mango in Friday's final.

The team under the stewardship of Coach Sheikh Tijan has since February 18 resumed an intensive training programmes ahead of the final, looking sharp to snatch their first league title in 9 years.

"I am going to claim the title because it belongs to me," the confident coach told this reporter in an interview on Wednesday.

Musa Manku, who has established himself as one of the best centrebacks in Bakau football in recent times, is with the view that Ron Mango will claim the league title, considering the formidable players at their disposal.

"There is no need to talk much about the final because only 90 minutes will separate us and I have full confidence of achieving victory at the end of the day," he said.

Efforts to reach Ron Mango's Coach Alagie Drammeh for an interview proved futile.

Meanwhile, tickets for the league final are pegged at D5 and D10, respectively.

The committee members have also made it categorically clear that no registration cards will be accepted for entry.