19 December 2012

Gambia: Sukuta Banned

The Organising Committee of the 2012 Super Nawettan championship has banned the Sukuta Super Nawettan team for a year following the violence that marred their quarterfinal tie with Banjul.

Sukuta were also ordered to pay a fine of D5000 while 18 of the players that made its last eight squad and the seven officials were also given one year suspensions with 30% of the gate takings also forfeited. The Organising Committee also warned all the GFA Recognised Nawettan Centres to take note and make sure that any Sukuta player or official affected by the decision is not eligible for registration in their zone for the period.

In a letter sent to Sukuta, Pa Omar Touray, who is the secretary to the Committee, said he was directed by the Organising Committee after "scrutinising the Referee's and Match Commissioner's Report that the behaviour of your supporters after your match with Banjul on Sunday, 16th December 2012 was totally unacceptable and disgraceful."

"The Disciplinary Committee met and unanimously agreed to hand your team one (1) year suspension from the Super Nawettan Competition and a fine of D5000 (Five Thousand Dalasi) for the unsporting behaviour of your supporters," the letter added.

"Also, the entire 18 (eighteen) players and seven (7) officials registered on the match form against Banjul are also suspended for one year (1) and a forfeiture of your 30% gate takings. By a copy of this letter all Nawettan Recognized Zones are strongly urged to take note and make sure that all Sukuta players and officials affected are not eligible for registration during the mentioned period," it concluded.

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