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Real scored six unanswered goals

Real de Banjul recorded a resounding 6-0 win over Bissau-Guinean side Mepa to go top of Group A in the fifth edition of Tournoi International in Ziguinchor.

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Real de Banjul captain Salifu Krubally

Real de Banjul coach Majorr Saine has named long serving defender Salifu Krubally as the clubs new captain ahead of today’s match against Mepa of Guinea Bissau.

Krubally who served as assistant captain for the past seasons will lead the team this evening at the Stade Aline Sitoe Diatta.

Coach Majorr Saine has also unveiled the starting eleven to face the Bissau-Guineans.

Ebrima Jarju will start in goal for the 12-time Gambian champions with a back four comprising of new captain Salifu Krubally, Mbye Faye, Ebrima Sidibeh and Saikou Mansally.

Bubacarr Camara will be joined by Ebou Sanyang and Edi Ndow in a three man midfield whiles Pa Modou Sohna and Foday Manneh play on either side of central striker Ebrima Jatta.


Lamin Saidy, Muhamed Sanneh, Yano Vierra, Alieu Barry, James Gomez, Sering Babou Cham, Mamgorr Mboob and Alieu Fadera make up the substitute bench. 

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Real de Banjul executive appointed by CAF

Real de Banjul 2nd VP

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday (25 October) announced the appointment of Real de Banjul’s second vice president Mr. Bakary Jammeh into its Standing Committee responsible for Youth Africa Cup of Nations.

The latest is Mr Jammeh’s second appointment by CAF after he previously severed the Audit Committee under the leadership of former president Issa Hayatou.

The Real de Banjul executive is accompanied in the committee by some great names in African football which includes former Marseille and Ghana star Abedi Pele and Morocco’s Mustapha Hadji with South Africa’s FA boss Danny Jordan heading the committee.

Speaking to the club website Jammeh was pleased to be part of the committee responsible for the continent’s youth football. “It is indeed a great pride to be appointed in the newly reconstructed CAF Youth Committee to Organise the Africa U-17, U-20 and U-23 Championships”.

“The real honour is to the GFF and the Gambia as it shows CAF trust in our country’s ability to help develop football in the continent. I was in the Audit Committee where I have always tried my best to represent my country and look forward to doing my best in this very important operational committee”. Jammeh said.

“I hope to learn a few things in these categories which of course will benefit the Gambia as we continue to build our national teams from the youth categories going up”.

“In the true Real de Banjul spirit we shall always endeavour to excel and keep our country proud”.  He added.

Everyone at the club wishes Mr Jammeh the very best in his new role.

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Real depart for Ziguinchor tourney

The Real de Banjul team is on its way to the Tournoi International in Ziguinchor where they will compete in the competitions fifth edition.

The delegation which is headed by team manager Ebrima Camara (Bai) comprises of the coaching staff and twenty-six players.

Coach Majorr Saine held his last training session this morning at the clubs training base before summoning his 26-man squad for the Cassamance trip.

"This is an opportunity for us to play against good and thought opponents before the end of our pre-season campaign". Majorr told the club website.

Real will kick-off the tournament on Tuesday 31st October against Mepa of Guinea Bissau at 16:00 GMT before taking on Jaraaf the next day at 22:00 GMT before facing the host Casa Sports in the last group game on Thursday at 18:00 GMT.

The club's media officer is with the team and he will bring you live text commentary of all the Real de Banjul matches in Ziguinchor.

We wish our team all the best in Ziguinchor.

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5th Edition Tournoi International ZiguinchorThe management of Real de Banjul Football can confirm that it will participate in the fifth edition of ‘Tournoi International’ in Senegal.

The eight team tournament which will run from the 31st October to 5th November will see seven clubs joining the host Casa Sports for the fifth edition to be played at the famous Stade Aline Sitoe Diatta.

The other invited sides include Senegalese clubs ASAC Ndiambour, Jaraaf de Dakar, Diambars de Saly and Dakar Sacre Coeur with Mepa Guinee Bissau (Guinee Bissau) and Gambia Ports Authority.

Coach Majorr Saine said this tournament will avail him the opportunity to further assess his charges ahead of the new domestic season.

“This is an opportunity for us to play against good and thought opponents before the end of our pre-season campaign”.

“The boys are working very hard in training and we’re confident they will do well in the tournament because it will be an eye opener for some of our new recruits”.  He added.

Club President William Abraham who has a brotherly relationship with the Casa Sports boss told the club website that he is pleased to receive the invitation from Ziguinchor.

“Real de Banjul and Casa Sports have a good relationships dating many years back and the President is my brother. We played them twice last year during the Real At 50 tour and they were invited for the tournament itself which tells a lot about our relationship”.

“We have a new coach and some new additions so this will help the team to prepare for the upcoming season”. 

Real is drawn in Group A alongside the host Casa Sports, Jaraaf de Dakar and Mepa of Guinee Bissau whiles Group B comprises of ASAC Ndiambour, Diambars de Saly, Dakar Sacre Coeur and the Gambia Ports Authority.

We wish the team all the best in Ziguinchor.

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