A statement from Football House yesterday said the GFF has been tasked by the National Sports Council to organise the competition as part of current activities marking The Gambia’s Golden Jubilee. The championship will be played from Saturday 28th February to Monday the 2nd of March amongst the seven administrative regions in the country.
According to the statement, three venues have been identified for the tournament namely, Serekunda East, West and Brikama, with the final slated to take place at the Box Bar in Brikama on Monday 2nd March.
The draw was being made last night as we went to press. Accordingly, the GFF said it has called off all league matches scheduled for this weekend in observance of the said championship to commemorate the nation’s 50th Independence anniversary.
Football House also announced that the championship is strictly for non- league players and therefore first and second division players cannot play in the tourney.
Other sources told The Standard that footballers from the provincial regions are expected to start arriving in the Greater Banjul Area from today Thursday. They will be accommodated at the Friendship Hostel.
The tournament will bring back memories from the recently concluded Nayconf football jamboree where provincial and urban regions met in a show of class.]]>