24 December 2012

Gambia: Two-Year Suspension, Fine for Bakau

Following the Bakau-Brikama super nawettan (zonal) final that was marred by violence at the Serekunda East mini stadium on Saturday, the organizing committee of the super nawettan on Sunday convened a meeting at the Friendship Hostel in Bakau to decide on the matter.

Speaking to a crew of reporters at the Independence Stadium shortly after the GFA super cup final, Lamin Camara, chairman of the organizing committee disclosed that the committee unanimously agreed to suspend Bakau for 2 years with a fine of D10, 000, as well as forfeited their D30, 000 prize as runner-up.

This decision by the committee came after Sukuta was also handed a one year suspension, a fine of D5000, as well the suspension of their players and technical staff from participating in other zones. According to him, the committee will hand over the trophy and cash prize to Brikama. It could be recalled that Bakau was just returning from a year's suspension for a similar a fracas against Serrekunda East in 2009 at the Serrekunda West mini stadium.

We will bring you the full interview with Lamin Camara in our subsequent edition, in which he spoke at length on the fine on Lamin against Manjai, the amount of money raised during the competition, as well the ugly action by the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) that prompted Bakau fans to over react.

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