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Zuwa FC eye qualifying round

May 17, 2010, 1:52 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Zuwa Football club is a newly established football club in Bakau New Town named after Yankuba Jammeh who plights his trade with the country's second tier club Africell FC formerly known as St. Matty FC. 

The team which comprises a good number of youngsters from Bakau New Town are looking forward to take part in the upcoming qualifying round in a bid to earn qualification to the Nawettan proper this summer. 

But the intensity of the challenge like lack of financial support is the main problem facing the determine Bakau New Town outfit who have all set their eyes on joining their colleagues in the famous summer championship which brings together teams from Bakau in a bid to fight for the championship title.

"We are looking forward to participate in the forthcoming qualifiers of this year's Nawettan but the financial support is not available which remains a major concern for the team that has produce an impressive number of young talents," Yankuba Jammeh the head coach of the team told Pointsport in an interview in Bakau New Town yesterday.

Other problems affecting the team's chance of partaking in the qualifiers which is set to kickoff soon according to Jammeh is lack of football materials ranging from the boots, Jerseys as well as bibs pointing out the need for the well wishers, philanthropists including the entire Gambian people to come to the rescue of Zuwa Football club in order to help the team take part in the qualifiers.

The team which was previously called Brasil FC according to officials was founded in 2001 with an executive committee members comprising six people who also formed part of the founding members of the club believed to be one of the finest junior teams in Bakau football.

The team has its first taste of competitive football when they qualified and took part in junior Nawettan where they eventually progressed to the quarterfinal of the tournament in 2008.

They made their second appearance in the junior championship as they went one step better than their previous performance after missing out of a place in the final at the expense of Farrokono FC who eliminated them in the semi final in 2009.

The team can be contacted for assistance on this number 9360540.