The new Gambian Premier League season is set to begin this weekend when the League and Cup winners square off against each other for the traditional curtain raiser Super Cup final on Sunday.
The League itself will not kick-off until a week later on the 28th of December but before that, Real de Banjul FC and Gamtel FC will get the campaign underway in the Super Cup at the Independence Stadium.
This information was revealed by the Normalisation Committee of The Gambia Football Association through its Media Officer Bakary Burama Baldeh. Writing on behalf of the Committee, Baldeh said: "The Gambia Football Association's Normalisation Committee (GFA) wishes to inform the general public that the 2012/2013 National league championship is slated to commence on Friday 28th December, 2012.
This will be preceded by the traditional curtain raiser (Super Cup) between League Champions Real De Banjul and FA Cup holders Gamtel to be played on Sunday 23rd December, 2012 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau at 4:30pm.
"The GFA Normalisation Committee takes this opportunity to invite all stakeholders to grace the occasion as Real De Banjul and Gamtel are poised to perform at their best ahead of their challenges in the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup respectively," it added.
Ticket prizes for the match as are as follows: VIP D100:00, Covered D25:00 and Uncovered D10:00. "Thank you for your consumption and wishing you a happy and blessed Christmas in advance," the release concluded.