The curtain will be drawn on the 2019 Super Nawettan at the Independence Stadium tomorrow Saturday with the final between Serekunda West and Kombo East. No one gave any chance to either side for this cup, but one side which has showed consistency and bravado is Kombo East.
From the word go, Kombo East combined both hard work and good luck to slay giants and rookies in their path. Even off the pitch brawls went their way. Twice they caused pain and heavy fines to their opponents, Brikama and Brufut, and worst, picked all points against them.
The excitement in the Kombo East camp and in the major villages in the district is uncontrollable. ”Even at this stage alone, our happiness is beyond bounds. Our strength is the youthful nature of our team. The lad who played as lead striker in the match against Brikama is a Grade 12 student,” said Albert Sylva and official from Kombo East.
While Serekunda West will go into tomorrow’s final as a former champion, Kombo East has the enviable record as the only team which lost only one match in its entire three years history in the competition.
There is another reason for Kombo East to win this cup. “It will completely reunite the district in football and even socially. While this football lasts, the sense of unity in the district is unprecedented,” Silver told The Standard yesterday.
Serekunda West however is very disciplined and professionally cautious, taking every match with scrupulous attention. You will have to come all out and crush them before they study you, or fall prey to their methodical and clinically calculated play.
The finalists will get D300,000 between them, with the winner getting D200,000. Shortly before that Brikama and Manjai will play the Third place for D50,000 and another D20,000 will go as individual cash prizes to a category of winners. The entire programme, from start to finish, is sponsored by Africell.