At a glamorous ceremony at Serekunda East Park Sunday, KM Regional Football Association introduced the league to be competed among ten teams, from each of the five zones in the municipality.
As part of the opening ceremony, a procession of the best known football academies in the KM, marched along the highway from the Nustrat Junction to the park.
According to regional FA president, Bakary ‘Paco’ Dampha, the KM programme has been late to start because of the huge logistical arrangement needed to be place. ”Everything happens in KM area so we have to ensure that all arrangements are made so that the league does not coincide with other events, be they sporting or social functions,” he said.
Mr Dampha said the football league in KM like other places, could only be an experiment this year because of the huge “logistical nightmare” associated with putting up such competition for the first time, “but by next year, all regions would have all logistics in place for a proper round robin league.”
He further revealed that in KM too, emphasis has been laid on the promotion of community participation and ownership of football teams, hence all ten teams come from and are identified with localities in the municipality. “This is in tandem with the vision at football house and the MOYS, to revolutionise the nature of football so that it can belong to people who can then be identified with their clubs, thereby increasing fan base for the game across the country,” Paco said.
The following are the teams in the KM regional league:
Marimo FC – Manjai
Toubabo FC – Wellingara
BK Central – Bundung
London Boys – London Corner
Demba Njie United – Manjai
Magadan – Bakau
New Town United – Bakau United
Dippa Kunda United – Dippa Kunda
Latrikunda United – Latrikunda
Author: Lamin Cham]]>