Dec 23, 2008, 4:26 AM
The Bakau Zonal Sports Committee’s organised summer championship popularly known as Naweetan, which is attracting huge interest from a number of football followers in the area, is definitely creating some fanfare after 15 matches being played.
The competition is taking place at Real de Banjul’s Mini-stadium and has since its commencement a fortnight ago witnessed some fantastic games and revelations among the 24 participating teams, notably Zebra FC, whose spectacular start to this year’s campaign has seen them score five brilliant goals in their last two matches.
The Bakau giants got off to an amazing start to the competition with a fantastic 4-nil mauling of Tos Actief, whose embarrassing start to the season is showing no sign of abating after they conceded their second consecutive defeat following their 3-1 loss to Kachically, who recorded two straight wins in the process.
Zebra currently sit comfortably at the summit of Group A with six points with fellow group mate Kachikally closely followed on goal difference with three more matches to go in the group stage.
Day two of the championship saw Junior Arms draw 1-1 with Bantanko, who could only manage two points having drawn their second game when they were held to a pulsating goalless draw with Julangel, who earlier beat helpless Linguere side 1-nil last weekend to collect four points as a result.
The Bakau Newtown outfit Luniburg began the campaign with a convincing and hard-fought 1-nil win over Scantours in day four of the competition thanks to a sensational goal from playmaker Ousman Njie.
Within the twinkle of an eye, the Steve Biko pacy attacker hammered home what appeared to be the only goal of the game as Luniburg recorded a perfect start to the season.
After a break on Saturday, 24 September 2011, action resumed in a dramatic style when Kachikally edged out Seaview 2-1 to stand firm in their quest for their first silverware in as many years.
Mamakoto lost 1-nil to 5 Junction in the other fixtures in Group B while
Saul Samba entered the competition with a winning ambition and their dreams came through with a narrow 1-nil win over Senior Lions but the game between Seaview and Late f. Drammeh, formerly called Vietnam Border, ended in a 1-1 draw last Saturday.
Zebra continued their superb run of fine form with a 1-nil victory at the expense of Ron Mango, who were involved in a fracas against neighbours Vietnam border, which resulted in the committee’s decision of suspending the encounter between the two ‘foes’.