FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

28 December 2012

Gambia: Zonal Committee Assesses Damages On East Mini-Stadium

Assessment of the property damaged during the Brikama-Bakau Zonal final on the East Mini-Stadium, has been done, Foroyaa Sports learnt.

The 2012 Super Nawettan Organising Committee headed by the Chairman of referee body Lamin Camara, setup a delegation that is in talks with the East Sports Committee over repairing the vandalized facilities of the stadium.

"They [the committee delegates] came here and talked with us and the stadium facilities were assessed on Monday", Secretary General of the SK East committee Alagie Nyassi said.

Contacted for comments, Lamin Camara, overseeing head of the zonal body, yesterday confirmed his select-team's assessment of the facilities.

East mini-stadium properties were left wrecked after a melee broke out purportedly caused by fans. It prompted clashes between fans and security personnel who released tear gas to disperse the angry spectators.

Dozens were left injured, including journalists, in tensions aggravated as a result of the security's manhandling of a fan protesting over a controversial final goal.

The tie that witnessed a five goal thriller encounter ended 3-2 to Brikama. The Zonal disciplinary committee withdrew the D30,000 runners-up prize and slapped a two-year ban as punishment on Bakau zone -a controversial move that has been chastised as highhanded.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 FOROYAA Newspaper. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.