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Thursday, March 4, 2021

The origins of the Super Nawettan

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“There was total dejection and disappointment and a gap in football activities that was gradually waning people’s interest in football. It was then that the Super Nawettan was conventionalised to be competed among the cup winners of nawettans in zones of  Banjul, Bakau, Brikama, Serekunda  and others’,’ said Kebba Yorro Manneh, a former GFA secretary general who as chairman of the Youth Leaders was part that first Super Nawettan orgainsing body headed by  Ebou Joof.

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According to Manneh, the tournament was changed to the present format featuring zones and not clubs in 1991. 

“I was then GFA secretary general and George Gomez who as my assistant was made president after Ousman Sillah resigned. It was during George’s presidency and of course his innovation that led to the birth of the present zonal format of the Super Nawettan where zones compete among themselves,” he said.

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