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Young Steve Biko to swarm Kanilai in Late Pa Jobe Memorial tourney opener

Oct 31, 2013, 10:40 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Young Steve Biko FC will rub shoulders with Kanilai FC in the opening game of the late Pa Jobe Jassey Memorial Junior football tournament on Sunday 3 November 2013, at the Stamford Bridge Football Field in Gunjur, Kanilai.

Sunday’s meeting will be the first of Young Steve FC and Kanilai FC. Both sides will be hoping for a victory in order to snatch the maximum points as well as to keep their chances of clinching the trophy.

The tournament is organised by Yaya Sowe, a young sports reporter, in the memory of late Pa Jobe Jassey, a former player for Solifo Investment FC, who passed away in 2003 to groom, nurture, promote and develop young talents in Gunjur and its satellite areas.

The late Pa Jobe Jassey was a key figure for Gunjur zonal team in the 2002 Super Nawettan zonal football competition and his brilliant performance for Gunjur zonal team earned him a place in the Gambia Football Association first division side Wallidan before his demise in 2003.

Pa Jobe Jassey also helped his club Solifo Investment FC to beat Tennis FC 2-0 to clinch the first edition of Gunjur Super Cup competition in 2002 and he also netted very vital goals for Solifo Investment FC in the summer biggest football jamboree before his demise.

Meanwhile, the Banjul Sports Committee has issued a notice as follows:


The club is fined D500 for celebrating your second goal scored on the perimeter fence on Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 during your match against Ajax. The fine must be paid before your next match on Thursday, 8th November 2013.


The incident that happened during the 70th minute was totally unacceptable and against the tenets of fair play and discipline. In this vein, the Committee has decided after scrutinizing the match report that Abdoulie Gaye, Head Coach of One Love who physical attacked the bench of the opponent, is suspended for the rest of the Nawettan from being on the bench, standing behind the bench or entering the dressing room and fined D2,000 for his unprofessional behaviour.

Also, both teams, i.e. One Love and Plumbi United, are fined D2,000 for failure to control their players which brought the game into disrepute in contravention of Article of 11.1.2.

Plumbi United refusal to play which led to the abandonment of the match in contravention of Article 13.1.1 has lost the match to 2 goals to zero in favour of One Love. As such, One Love has qualified to the next stage of the competition. Rather than refusing to play, the onus was on Plumbi United Captain to put up their case for not being able to play due to their alleged injured players rather than refusing to continue the match.


The incident that happened after your match on Sunday, 27 October 2013 that brought the game into disrepute is unacceptable. As such both teams are fined D1,000.


All teams are advised and warned to control their players and supporters before, during and after the match as the Committee will not accept any indiscipline and rude behaviour that would affect the Nawetan. All fines are payable before all teams’ next scheduled match.