Bantaba in Cyberspace
Bantaba in Cyberspace
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Active Polls | Members | Private Messages | Search | FAQ | Invite a friend
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Sports Forum
 Sports: Gambian Football
 Banjul - Bakau KG5 Stadium violence
 New Topic  Topic Locked
 Printer Friendly
| More
Author  Topic Next Topic  

sab



United Kingdom
912 Posts

Posted - 07 Dec 2013 :  22:46:06  Show Profile Send sab a Private Message

Sadly, rearing the ugly side of sport again...

http://observer.gm/africa/gambia/article/violence-mars-banjul-bakau-game-scores-injured

The world would be a poorer place if it was peopled by children whose parents risked nothing in the cause of social justice, for fear of personal loss. (Joe Slovo - African revolutionary)

Momodou



Denmark
8491 Posts

Posted - 08 Dec 2013 :  09:02:20  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message
Banjul has always been a bad looser against Bakau. I remember the Banjul boys were throwing stones at us during the national youth week sports championship in early 70s when Bakau won the cup at Boxbar Stadium.

A clear concience fears no accusation - proverb from Sierra Leone
Go to Top of Page

ylowe



USA
217 Posts

Posted - 09 Dec 2013 :  11:20:56  Show Profile Send ylowe a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Momodou

Banjul has always been a bad looser against Bakau. I remember the Banjul boys were throwing stones at us during the national youth week sports championship in early 70s when Bakau won the cup at Boxbar Stadium.



I can also remember when Bakau did the same thing to Banjul in the 90s throwing stones, smashing car windows, etc. Its almost the same thing that Banjul currently did. The violence needs to stop and the rules of fair play applied.
Go to Top of Page

Momodou



Denmark
8491 Posts

Posted - 09 Dec 2013 :  15:18:44  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by ylowe
The violence needs to stop and the rules of fair play applied.

I agree!

A clear concience fears no accusation - proverb from Sierra Leone
Go to Top of Page

kobo



United Kingdom
7765 Posts

Posted - 11 Dec 2013 :  23:30:38  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message
1. Zonals put on hold after violence beset tournament

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The community football tournament dubbed Super nawettan has been suspended due to crowd trouble, Foroyaa Sport understands. The sudden decision by the tournament organising body is in reaction to a wave of violence that marred the games played last week. The committee’s move to slap fines has rarely acted as deterrent, with another ugly incident marring the Lamin- Banjul game held in Brikama on Saturday.

The game was aborted after team officials, in a feat of rage, allegedly descended on the linesman and fourth referee in protest when Banjul’s Abdoulie Sanneh scored, according to eyewitness account.

With zonal games beset by a myriad of problems in a matter of two-days –involving mostly stone-hurling unto the football pitch – the organisers, led by retired referee Lamin Camara –pictured above – as chairman, decided to put the Sky Bank sponsored-tournament on hold ‘until further notice,#146; this publicationgathers. “The Supernawettan is suspended until further notice” Ebou Faye a member of the Zonal Committee overseeing the set up confirms.

This is the second time the tournament is caught up in a web of controversy following another clash last week Thursday between host Banjul and Bakau. In that game, the rejuvenated Banjul mini-stadium was the scene of pandemonium amid feverish stone-pelting by fans. The fallout left a dozen of supporters on the treatment table as a result of severe sustained wounds –in an incident believed to have been triggered by fans which created a free-for-all fight situation.

The committee responded with a D2000 fine after its investigation found host Banjul the guilty party in the melee – a ruling that got tongues-wagging. The Super nawettan over the past two years has been making the news leads in newspaper back pages for the wrong reasons.

Last year, Bakau was slammed with a two-year ban and their runner-up prize forfeited for their alleged part in a chaotic game in the super nawettan finals. Bakau was later cleared of any wrong-doing and the ban rescinded after an independent probing by the same committee.

SOURCE: Foroyaa Sports News

2. GFF regrets Super Nawettan violence


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has formally announced that it regrets to inform the general public of its decision to halt the 2013 Skye Bank Super Nawettan championship due to crowd troubles in recent matches.The announcement was contained in a press release sent to Observer Sports Desk.

The GFF revealed that it took the decision in consultation with “critical stakeholders” with a view to “surgically analysing the problems that bedevilled the recent impasses” before any uplifting of the indefinite ban would be announced.

“The Organising Committee of the tournament and the GFF executive met behind closed doors and have formally agreed on proposals over the continuity of the Super Nawettan. The stakeholders will henceforth adequately engage security chiefs and to formally seek their expert advice on the venues fit for matches,” the release added. ......

SOURCE: Daily Observer News & full report

3. No more Super Nawettan unless…

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The fate of the biggest locally organized Gambian football competition, the now suspended Super Nawettan, is still in limbo, three days after the authorities gave orders to stop it in a bid to curb the frightening level of violence in at least two locations, Banjul and Brikama.

The suspension, according to officials, would allow all stakeholders to review and assess the safety of the matches before things get out of hand.

In the latest official pronouncement on the fate of the competition, the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) number 2, Buba Star Janneh, told The Point in an exclusive interview that there would be no Super Nawettan for now or even later, unless the national security authorities give the clearance for it to resume or to be totally cancelled.

‘’It can be simply said that without a professional security directive from the security authorities there would be no Super Nawetan,’’ he said, adding, ‘‘when we met in the aftermath of the suspension, we had recommended measures that included adequate provision of security through working and planning with the security themselves, rather than just picking a few of them to come police matches that involved huge numberS of overzealous and vulnerable youths travelling from long distances to and from venues.’’......

SOURCE: The Point News & Full Report

Edited by - kobo on 12 Dec 2013 20:00:58
Go to Top of Page

kobo



United Kingdom
7765 Posts

Posted - 12 Dec 2013 :  20:04:57  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message
Banjul fumes over fine increment

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Banjul SG The Banjul Sports Committee has expressed dismay over the jump in the fine -from D2000 to D5000 –allegedly meted to them by the zonal disciplinary body, Foroyaa Sport can report. GFF’s Star Janneh disclosed the news of the inexplicable increase of the fine levied against Banjul, saying the initial D2000 fine imposed on them has been upped by D3000. The move left the Banjul Sports Committee seething and questioning the motive behind the jump in the fine. Exasperated at not being officially communicated to over their fine –getting to learn of it only through the media – a ‘baffled’ Banjul Sports body has responded raising eyebrows on the decision.

Banjul were penalised for crowd trouble against Bakau last week in an interesting game which unfortunately turned sour and left a dozen hospitalized as pandemonium descending on the pitch resulting in stone-pelting and foul-mouthed rants by fans.

The Super Nawettan over the past two years has been embroiled in controversy, making the news leads in newspaper backpages for all the wrong reasons.

Last year, Bakau were slammed with a two-year ban and their runner-up prize forfeited for their alleged part in the scintillating supernawettan finals which turned chaotic. Bakau was however later cleared of any wrong-doing and the ban rescinded after an independent probing by the same committee.

Below reads Banjul’s full text response.

“We received the increment of Banjul fined from D2000 to D5000 from the electronic and print media on Monday, 9th and Tuesday 10th December respectively which is profoundly disrespectful to Banjul rather than officially communicating to us through the normal channel of communication.

The fundamental question is who made the decision to increase the Banjul fined from D2000 to D5000 as there was no meeting after our meeting on Friday, 6th December on this issue. What was the basis and why was the fine increase? The meeting on Sunday, 8th December at the GFF House did not include the Banjul issue.

We are just baffled how come and who made the decision. Banjul was fined as a result of the supporters borrowed language from Bakau which the Committee deemed as provocative and nothing else. Sukuta was fined by the Disciplinary Committee the same amount (D2000) before Banjul for using the abusive Bakau borrowed language and Serekunda West was fined again by the Disciplinary Committee the same amount (D2000) after Banjul was fined for using the abusive Bakau borrowed language.

So how come Banjul should be treated differently by increasing its fined and not others that commit the same offences. Decision should be consistent and just but not arbitrary and reckless.

We are kindly requesting explanation why Banjul fined was increase and who made the decision”
.

SOURCE: Foroyaa Sports News
Go to Top of Page
   Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Topic Locked
 Printer Friendly
| More
Jump To:
Bantaba in Cyberspace © 2005-2017 Nijii Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.09 seconds. User Policy, Privacy & Disclaimer | Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.06