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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.