Red Star FC takes on Smateq FC in Gunjur League Cup Final on Saturday
By Pa M Jatta - Sports Reporter:
GUNJUR 2019/2020 LEAGUE COMPETITION FINAL SET TO BE BATTLED OUT BETWEEN RED STAR AND SMATEQ FC TODAY The much awaited Gunjur League Final takes place today where Red Star Football Club faces Smateq FC at the Gunjur Junior/Senior School at 4:30pm. For the first time in the history of Gunjur's Nawettan, these two sides will come face to face to tussle out in a final that promises to be a scintillating affair with both sides living not far from each other in a derby league final game. Red Star football Club being the most successful team in Gunjur's Nawettan edged out Reliance FC on a post match penalties in the quarter finals after regulation time failed to produced a winner, and then defeated The Pub with Viper's lone goal in the semi finals. The Pub FC who scooped the League, Knockout and Super Cup Championship of 2018/219 season in a dramatic lost out to Red Star in their bid to make it to this year’s finals. Smateq FC are the surprise package in this year's Nawettan after having a perfect and a successful season - getting themselves in the final for the first time is a milestone achievement and of course they've written history for themselves in the good books of Gunjur Nawettan. They've defied all odds to edged out some big guns having beaten Kombo Real widely known as Blaines FC, (a team that shocked and sent out big guns like Red Star, Commit FC and Reliance FC in the 2016/2017 season) in the semi final after Yakub's brilliant and fine finish sent his team to the final for the first time and earlier defeated Sanchaba in the quarter final with a lone goal from the sensational youngster (Yakub). Both sides (Red Star FC and Smateq FC) will come face to face to renew their football rivalry in a final that promises to attract lots of fans and spectators in Gunjur and it's satellite areas. Red Star FC will be hoping their striker Viper who plays for Gunjur United in the Second Tier of Gambian Football steps up and do what he does best in finding the back of the net for them adding to his name as far as the goal poaching is concerned. On the side of Smateq FC, a side with quite influential and promising players, they will be hoping a good job to be done and a much expectation would be levied on Yakub who has been phenomenal in their past two games in the quarter final and semi final and they will be hoping he replicates sign such a similar performance or even better when he faces his neighbours. Will Red Star add another accolade in their name by exhibiting some degree of superiority over their closest neighbours of Smateq FC? Or
Will Smateq FC wraps up their 2019/2020 season with a big smile on their faces by beating Red Star FC? It's a super Saturday and we look forward to having a super final as both teams gears up for a super clash when they come face to face! CLASH OF CLOSE NEIGHBOURS!