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Friday, September 25, 2020

32-team Brikama nawettan curtain-raiser is Sunday

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The background of the two teams is such that a match between them naturally shakes the entire town and pulls everyone to the Box bar. 

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Chimo is associated with the centre of town with a massive following and is the team of the legendary yet still active Landing Darboe (Del Peiro) the agile playmaker who is perhaps the single best known Brikama player. Also expected to play in the same team is Alhagie Fatajo­­ (Butut). Chimo has experience in cup fights at the Box Bar and have vowed not to bulge under pressure from anywhere.

The atmosphere is totally different in the camp of New Town United whose very presence in this match as league champions surpassed their own expectations. The team that boasts of the lethal Kaaba Jobe and Sulayman Saho have all it takes to cause another earthquake on Sunday. The Standard yesterday placed random calls to two Brikama residents on the match. One said: “I am not a fan of anyone of them but it is Chimo’s cup to lose,” while the other stated: “Brikama is a great hub for football talents and without seeing the teams yet I think it is only safe to say that there will be good football”.

The Box Bar opens at midday for the 4-30 kick-off on Sunday.

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