5 December 2012

Gambia: Bakau Final Marred By Violence

There was violence in Bakau at the weekend when defeated KG5 FC fans attacked the fans of a team that did not even take part in the game in question.

According to our sources, having been defeated at the end of the Bakau Nawettan League final by Linguere, fans of KG5, formerly called Milan, attacked the fans of Mamakoto FC. The fracas started near a compound called Colley Kunda, Jawara Kunda and sources said that the fans proceeded into the town attacking several other compounds.

Sources added that a Mamakoto FC player, Momodou Lamin Bagura, who tried to persuade the rampaging fans to stop the voilence failed in his attempt. He also got involved in a brawl with the CEO of KG5, Ousman Drammeh. Drammeh and Bangura were both detained by police for a couple of hours on Sunday morning before they were later released on bail. The matter is now under police investigation.

Linguere came from behind to win

In the game itself, Linguere had to dig deep in grinding out the result to be crowned champions of the Bakau Nawettan having gone down to a direct corner kick goal from KG5's Yaya Dibba six minutes before the break. But coming into the second half, Yaya Jammeh scored with a thunderous free-kick just past the hour to ensure parity. After regulation time failed to produce a winner, the game was eventually settled by a post-match penalty shoot-out.

As winners, Linguere went home with a giant trophy and a cash prize of D20,000 while KG5 pocketed home a consolation prize of D10,000. The final was sponsored by the Bakau Nyodeyma Kafoo based in Sweden who contributed D30,000 with silver and gold medals. Ebriama Fatty of Vidar won the best player of the tournament award.

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