7 January 2013

Gambia: Over D15,000 Spent to Repair East Mini-Stadium Wreckages

A colossal sum of over D15,000 is spent to cover cost to repair wreckages inflicted on the SK East mini-stadium during violence marred zonal final, Foroyaa Sports can reveal.

The money, close to half of the D30,000 forfeited from Bakau as runners-up prize, was fork out to cover cost to repair the vandalized Serrekunda East mini-stadium properties.

An investigating team by the Super Nawettan organizing committee assessed the ruins at the SK East allegedly perpetuated by furious fans in a final which turned chaotic some weeks ago.

"It's over D15,000 to repair the damages during the Super Nawettan zonal final between Brikama and Bakau", a casually clad Alagie Nyassi, a seasoned coach and East Sports Development Organisation Secretary General, disclosed to this publication yesterday, opening up on the issue that has dominated sports pundits talks since the fracas.

Brikama were leading by 3-2 in a five goal thriller match when melee broke out between fans and the security, leading to the injury of a dozen, including two journalists.

As a result of the violence said to have been instigated by the Bakau fans, the organizing committee shockingly slammed a two year suspension on the Bakau zonal team for crowd trouble, a fine of D10,000 and their D30,000 runners up reward forfeited by the committee - a move chastised by some as repressively highhanded.

East has no hand in Bakau suspension

When news of the Bakau's suspension surfaced fingers of blames were pointed at SK East as being responsible for fuelling the ban on Bakau. As expected, SK East SG leaped to his zones defense dismissing such outrageous claims.

"Yes some people kept blaming us but it does not make sense" blasts Nyassi with matching gesticulations -with an effective swinging of the left hand. He continued, "None of our representatives was influential in the decision-making".

On a tour of conduct to the site shows work in progress for complete repairing of the damaged hit places.

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