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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sex Worker Escapes Kat-kat Karan-kat’s Offensive

By Lamin Njie & Abdoulie Nget
A sex worker and her patron, who calls himself the ‘Kat-kat Karan-kat’ from Balangarr village were at the centre of a drama that unfolded on Tuesday night at a popular brothel called Supar Bar Night Club at Churchill’s town.
‘Kat-kat Karante-kat’, but actually French: ‘quarte quarte quarentre quarte’ is the name of Senegalese ‘mbalax’ superstar, Yousou Ndure’s 2007 musical album on the 44th year of Senegal’s independence, falling on the fourth day of April (04/04).

Believed to be in her mid-twenties, the unnamed sex worker admitted that Mr ‘Kat-kat Karan-kat’, who appeared to be drunk, had paid D100 – D50 for the house and D50 to bed with her.

Business Tycoon Testifies against Banker

By Abdoulie Nget

PHB Bank
Mr Bacamara Sumbundu, a local businessman on Friday testified at the magistrates’ court in Kanifing in the criminal case involving a banker whose name and that of his bank is withheld for his personal security.

The banker alleged to have falsely obtained over six million dalasis from Mr Bacamara Sumbundu in January 2010, but he pleaded not guilty.

The business tycoon, however, testified that the banker took money from him to issue a bank guarantee for him, which he never did.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Coach Put Shows No Sign of Quitting

Paul Put
By Alhagie Panneh

The coach of senior national football team of the Gambia, Paul Put is determined to push on with the team, despite the disappointing results produced during their course of qualifying to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Though many people expected his resignation after a poor result against Namibia, which left Gambia’s qualification in limbo, the Belgian tactician apologizes to all Gambians and still believes that he and his team can make it in 2014 qualifiers, which shows his willingness to continue with his post.

Paul was speaking with journalists at a news conference on Monday at the GFA house following their 1-0 defeat against Namibia, which resulted in the denting of hopes over Gambia’s chances of qualifying for AFCON 2012 or not.

Rain Suspends Juventus, Green Impact Game

By Alhagie Panneh

A heavy rain on Sunday afternoon forced the central referee to suspend the a Nawettan game between Juventus and Green Impact, after he fruitfully discussed with captains of both side in the 70th minutes of the game at the Serrekunda east playing grounds.
The first half ended in a goalless draw, come in the second half, the rain started amidst pitch filled with water and it was hard for players to control the ball.
After agreeing with the two captains, the referee easily stopped the game, resulting in unhappy faces from the Green Impact fans as they claimed to control the game and would win should there be no rain.

Kebba Ceesay: ‘Go ahead Paul Putt’

By Mandu Sanneh

Despite the poor performance of the Gambia national football team under the leadership of Paul Put in the ongoing AFCON qualifiers, Kebba Ceesay, the technical director on behalf of the GFA said Paul will continue his job as a coach, after he Paul Put emphasized that he wants to move on.
In response to a question raised by a journalist, referring to a statement made by Seedy Kinteh, the president of GFA three years ago that: “the least we expect from Paul is for Gambia to qualify for AFCON 2012, if not he, Paul will go or the GFA go,” the technical director said he did not remember the president saying so, adding that it is beyond his position to comment about.

Culture, Maccassa Stalemate

By Omar Jarju
Maccassa FC

Lovely football, two big teams and huge morning spectators, but unconvincing results was what happened on Sunday at the Serrekunda east mini stadium between Maccassa and Culture FC in the ongoing SESDO Nawettan.
Maccassa started as the better side, mounting pressure on Culture FC defenders but not for too long as the Bundung boys however fought very hard to win back possession. In the 33th minute of the game Omar Jarju sent a superb shot for Maccassa but could only go over the crossbar.

Rain Suspends Juventus, Green Impact Game

By Alhagie Panneh

A heavy rain on Sunday afternoon forced the central referee to suspend the a Nawettan game between Juventus and Green Impact, after he fruitfully discussed with captains of both side in the 70th minutes of the game at the Serrekunda east playing grounds.

Leeds, Cannon Start SESDO 2011 Nawettan with Draw

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By Omar Jarju

Leeds United held on Cannon FC Sunday 4th September 2011 in a keenly encounter in the ongoing Serrekunda east Nawettan. Despite been the opening game for both sides, the two teams displayed good football, especially in the first half of the game.
Leeds United however fought very hard to win ball possession in the first half but not to the face of Cannon FC players.
The early clear cut chance of the game came the way of Sheriffo Sanyang in the 28th minute, but he failed to convert it into a goal.

Medina Prove Stronger than Juve

Medina FC
By Omar Jarju

On a dry Tuesday afternoon, Medina FC battled their local Tallinding rivals Juventus in the ongoing Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) Nawettan at the Serrekunda east mini stadium, in front of many spectators and fans.
Both sides appeared to be better in the early minutes of the game, but less chances until Baba Badjie of Medina sent in a flashy header, which was hard to deal resulted in a goal to nil in the mid first half.

Ousman Touray Vows to shine in SESDO Nawettan

Ousman Touray
By Mandu Sanneh 

Ball Conge’s forward Ousman Touray, who is one of the hottest strikers within the Serrekunda east area have sent an alert to all teams by saying that he is ready to shine vigorously with his team in the just kicked-off Serrekunda east Nawettan.
Touray was speaking shortly after his team won the Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) Super Cup, after defeating the last year’s Nawettan winner’s United Stars of Tallinding by two goals to one at the east playing ground.
The scorer of the first goal of the game said he and his team mates are going for both the 2011 (SESDO) Nawettan and the FA cup after declaring that more is expected from him individually as a striker during this Nawettan.
“Preparations are as usual. We are training hard to make sure we achieve what we want, and I am very sure that we can do it because we have good players. We were the FA cup winners last year, and we want to defend this year’s because we need more trophies,” said the striker.

Ball Conge Win SESDO Super Cup

By Mandu Sanneh
Ball Conge

The bold boys of Ball Conge FC were full of joy on Friday after been crowned champions of the 2011 Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) super cup after defeating last year’s Nawettan winners, United Stars of Tallinding by 2-1 at the Serrekunda east mini stadium.
The game, which was “the green-light” to the 2011 SESDO Nawettan was well witnessed by sports dignitaries as well as football lovers from within and outside the Serrekunda area.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gambia to Host Africa Security Awards

Patrick Agbambu
The Gambia will for the first time host the Security Watch Africa annual awards and lectures scheduled for 13 and 14 October, 2011 at Sheraton Resort and Spa in Brufut.
“The choice for The Gambia is a reflection of the commitment to peace and security by the government,” said Patrick Agbambu, the Chief Executive Officer and the International Coordinator of SWAA.
Agbambu, who was addressing a news conference at Sheraton on Monday said, The Gambia has become a pride of the West Africa sub-region as it remains the most peaceful and secure.
“The hosting of these events in The Gambia is in support of the good works and steadfastness to development by the government,” said Agbambu.
Introduced in 2004 by Security Watch Africa, Security Watch Africa Awards annually honor individuals, governments, agencies, brands and companies who have excelled in security administration, practice and governance in Africa. The lectures, which was introduced in 2005 identifies security problems affecting Africa and her people, discuss these problems and proffer actionable solutions.

Sabackh Sanjal to Stage First Inter-Village Football Tournament

Abdou Secka
After a fruitful discussion with the village youth representatives, the Sabackh Sanjal constituency is set to stage first ever inter-village Nawettan tournament come Sunday 11th October 2011 at different playing grounds within the area.
The aim of the upcoming tournament is, among others, to develop the talents of the youth in football; make the area be known as a role player in the strive to develop football in The Gambia.
According to the chairperson of the Committee, Abdoulie Secka, who is currently residing in Dibba Kunda village, registrations is ongoing and the date of the kick off will be on Sunday 5th October, 2011.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

2012 AFCON qualifying round-up: Senegal qualifies for African Cup of Nations

Senegal National Team follows the fifth round of the 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifying, with a number of matches taking place throughout the weekend
Sep 3, 2011 5:05:00 PM
By Peter Pedroncelli

Senegal 2–0 DR Congo
The Senegalese players knew going into this match that a win at home against DR Congo would be enough to secure their place at the 2012 African Cup of Nations competition in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

It’s a disappointing result for Gambia, coach Put

Paul Put
Following his side’s 1-0 defeat at Namibia on 2012 AFCON m qualifiers match-day five, Gambia coach Paul Put expressed his disappointment with the result.’
Put told that he believes his side did not reach their full potential on the day which was detrimental to their campaign.   What went wrong today?
Paul Put:  First of all I’m so disappointed with the result and how the team played today. We needed to win this match but we couldn't do it and now our destiny is not in our hands anymore. Secondly, I believe my players today did not reach their levels of potential and this cost us the game. We should have played better than this.