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Sporting Real crowned champions of Banjul

Captain Saidou Badjie lifting the trophy

Real de Banjul Football Club's feeder team Sporting Real where on Friday 13th April crowned champions of the Banjul regional league after edging Young Hawks on penalties.

The two junior sides renewed the footballing rivalry between Real and Hawks when they face each other at the Banjul Mini Stadium. The two sides had their moments in the game but poor finishing and some great goalkeeping forced the match to the nerve racking penalty shootouts which Sporting won.

Sporting Real qualified to the final following a superb goalscoring run of 17 goals in five matches. Lamarana Jallow and Salifu colley where the teams leading scores with four goals each before the final.

Saihou Manjang's free scoring charges opened their account against Tobacco Road whom they edge 3-2 with goals from Kutubo Darboe, Bubacarr Tambedou and Lamarana Jallow.

The youngsters in white followed that up three consecutive 4-0 victories over Nawec, Unicorns and Sankung respectively before drawing 2-2 against Interior.

Sporting Real will be Banjul's sole representative at the triangular qualifiers for a place in the Gambia Football Federation Second Division. 

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Sanneh and James receive U-20 WAFU call up

Real de Banjul defenders Muhammed Sanneh and James Gomez have been called up to The Gambia squad for this month's WAFU Fox Sports U-20 tournament to held in Liberia from 24th April to 6th May.

The duo have been regulars this season for the 12 time Gambian league champions who have closed the gap at the top of the league to five points after six straight wins in second half of the season.

Muhammed who plays across the back and in midfield recently returned from a two-week trial with Danish top tier side FC Midtjylland where he impressed club officials. He was Real de Banjul's match winner against Steve Biko in Week 17 of the GFF Division One with a late near post towering header.

Muhammed challenging for an aerial ball

James Gomez is enjoying a fine debut season with Real after joining in the close season and wasted no time to be a key member of Majorr Saine's squad with his aireal prowess and ability to move with the ball from defense.

The duo will join the rest of the squad on Wednesday 18th April at noon in camp at the GFF Football Hotel in Yundum to continue their preparations before departing on Monday 23rd April.

The Gambia is placed in Group B of the zonal tournament for U-20s alongside Senegal, Mali and Guinea.

Former Real de Banjul title winning coach Mattar Mboge is leading the team following his elevation from his previous U-17s role.

The Young Scorpions will open their account against Guinea on Wednesday 25th April at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Stadium in Monrovia before taking on neighbors Senegal two days later and Mali in their last group match.

James (left) posing with former RDB captain Bubacarr Sanneh

The two top ranked teams in each group will advance to the Semi Finals and subsequently the will be played on May 6th at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

Real de Banjul wishes the Young Scorpions all the very best in Liberia.  

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Majorr shortlisted for GFF awards

Real de Banjul coach Majorr Saine has been shortlisted for the monthly Gambia Football Federation coach of the month award with two other coaches.

It is the first time that the Real de Banjul boss is making the shortlist which has been won in the past months by Gamtel coach Sulayman Kuyateh.

The 12-time champions of the league have recorded three successive victories this month after a surprised 2-1 defeat to Banjul United in Week 12.

Majorr and his charges mastered a solid 1-0 win over arch rivals Hawks with Ebrima Jatta neat glancing header securing the points at the Independence Stadium.

Tallinding United and Fortune FC where the latest victims of Majorr charges in Week 14 and 15. Ebou Sanyang scored twice from the spot to give Real de Bnajul a deserved 2-1 win.

Alasana Jatta's calm first half finish on Monday handed Real a second successive victory over the new boys on the block Fortune FC.

The two other contenting coaches are Sulayman Kuyateh of Gamtel and Modou Lamin Nyassi of Brikama United.     

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Majorr makes GFF awards shortlist

Real de Banjul coach Majorr Saine has been shortlisted for the monthly Gambia Football Federation coach of the month award with two other coaches.

It is the first time that the Real de Banjul boss is making the shortlist which has been won in the past months by Gamtel coach Sulayman Kuyateh.

The 12-time champions of the league have recorded three successive victories this month after a surprised 2-1 defeat to Banjul United in Week 12.

Majorr and his charges mastered a solid 1-0 win over arch rivals Hawks with Ebrima Jatta neat glancing header securing the points at the Independence Stadium.

Tallinding United and Fortune FC where the latest victims of Majorr charges in Week 14 and 15. Ebou Sanyang scored twice from the spot to give Real de Bnajul a deserved 2-1 win.

Alasana Jatta's calm first half finish on Monday handed Real a second successive victory over the new boys on the block Fortune FC.

The two other contenting coaches are Sulayman Kuyateh of Gamtel and Modou Lamin Nyassi of Brikama United.     

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Majorr makes GFF monthly awards shortlist

Real de Banjul coach Majorr Saine has been shortlisted for the monthly Gambia Football Federation coach of the month award with two other coaches.

It is the first time that the Real de Banjul boss is making the shortlist which has been won in the past months by Gamtel coach Sulayman Kuyateh.

The 12-time champions of the league have recorded three successive victories this month after a surprised 2-1 defeat to Banjul United in Week 12.

Majorr and his charges mastered a solid 1-0 win over arch rivals Hawks with Ebrima Jatta neat glancing header securing the points at the Independence Stadium.

Tallinding United and Fortune FC where the latest victims of Majorr charges in Week 14 and 15. Ebou Sanyang scored twice from the spot to give Real de Bnajul a deserved 2-1 win.

Alasana Jatta's calm first half finish on Monday handed Real a second successive victory over the new boys on the block Fortune FC.

The two other contenting coaches are Sulayman Kuyateh of Gamtel and Modou Lamin Nyassi of Brikama United.     

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