Discovered from Nawettan: Legendary Biri on the Summer Football Jamboree

Discovered from Nawettan football, the greatest footballer ever produced by The Gambia has been speaking to Observer Light on the importance of the summer football jamboree and how it can develop footballers to become established stars.

Alhaji Momodou Njie, who goes by his sobriquet, Biri Biri, said the rainy season football fiesta has for many years, and it continues to, serve as the perfect platform to unearth new and hidden talents.

The former national team player captain condemned the violence and insults in the games. “The present generation doesn’t seem to have respect for elders that come to watch Nawettans.”

At his family compound where he grew up in the Gambian capital in Banjul, Biri said there is the need to give much attention to Nawettan, noting that it is more relevant now than ever.

Just as many opined, Biri said Nawettan football should be open to non-league players only, suggesting that league players should be denied playing in it to give opportunities to new and hidden talents.

The former Sevilla and Wallidan legend also advised players, fans and the coaches to always ensure that they behave well during and after games.

by Alieu Ceesay


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