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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.