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City of Banjul
Thursday, March 4, 2021

WHERE WILL THE ZONALS BE PLAYED?

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One is to return all matches to the local grounds in Serekunda, Manjai, Brikama and Banjul while the other is to centre them at the Independence Stadium. 

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The Standard understands from talking to the local football representatives that the zones want the Super Nawettan to be played at the community grounds to capture its glorious past and ambiance that has made it  become the most successful and biggest national tournament. The SOC officials are also of the view that more people will attend the matches at the local grounds than the stadium, thus raising much-needed funds to motivate players and teams. However concern over violence which marred last year’s event forcing it to be shifted to the stadium could lead the GFF to argue for it to be stationed at the stadium for ease of security, control and safety of fans and players. The GFF is expected to ask for a satisfactory security and safety guarantees before agreeing to the wishes of the super zonal representatives.

Last week, SOC conducted the group draw but is yet to indicate fixtures, dates and venues pending a final meeting with GFF on the modalities.

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