The Point (Banjul)

20 December 2012

Gambia: Brikama, Brufut in Super Nawettan Semis

Brikama beat Barra, Essau and Mayamba 1-0 in their tricky quarterfinal clash to seal a place in the semi-final in the ongoing Super Nawettan zonal football tournament at the Brikama Mini Stadium on Wednesday.

Barra, Essau and Mayamba made a fascinating start to the game and launched some occasionally goal-scoring opportunities but all those assaults were denied by Brikama's formidable defence.

Brikama, on the other hand, created some goal-scoring opportunities but also failed to capitalize on their limited chances thus the first half ended goalless.

Upon resumption of the second half, Brikama brought in midfielder Modou Lamin Sawo, Modou Jallow (alias Figo), and Momodou Camara and contained Barra, Essau and Mayamba in the midfield, whilst also created numerous goal-scoring opportunities.

Their efforts yielded dividends in the 73rd minute of the game when substitute Modou Lamin Sawo netted the opener, which eventually proved to be the winner for the West Coast Region giants.

Edrissa Sonko-Faye could have levelled the score for Barra, Essau and Mayamba in the 82nd minute of the game when he dribbled past Brikama defenders and rounded goalkeeper Mamudou S. Bojang but his shot went away thus the game ended 1-0 in favour of Brikama.

Debutants Brufut have also progressed to the semifinal following their 3-2 post-match shootout win over Serrekunda East in the other quarterfinal game, after a goalless draw in the regulation time at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium on the same day.

Brikama will now clash with Brufut in the semifinal set for today, 20 December 2012, at the Brikama Mini Stadium.

At the time of going to press, Banjul were battling with Bakau in the first semifinal at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.

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