Shocks and thrills gripped the nation last night as crowds shed tears of joy and sorrow from the four quarter-finals in the Super Nawettan. The most emphatic victory was recorded at West Park where Bakau stamped their authority on a hapless Banjul side beating them 2-0 to secure a semi-final berth for the side whose fate was on the balance for much of the early stages of the tourney. The boys from Cape Town announced they meant business right from the word go when Modou Janneh put them in the lead in the 4th minute. Banjul responded within expectation but created few chances all of which were blown away. Bakau’s attacking machine kept the pressure on and were back on the score sheet at almost on the half-time dot with the second goal in the 46th minute.
The two sides proceeded to play a barren second half but Bakau’s two-nil exploit in the first half was enough to send the cape towners into wild celebrations.
At Brikama, tears flowed among Lamin fans and officials as BEM snatched a late winner to carry the hopes of the entire Niumi population. Serekunda West won another bragging right over Brikama beating the Saatayba boys 1-0 at East Park to march to the semis. Proud campaigners Manjai Kunda were reduced to tears when they bow out gracefully to post-match penalties against Serekunda East in Banjul.
The semi-final line-up has been decided as follows: Bakau versus Serekunda West at East Park while BEM versus Serekunda East at West Park, tomoroow Thursday. The final on Saturday will be held at East Park.]]>