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Real face Banjul Utd on Tuesday

Real de Banjul will kick off the league second round with a "Banjul Derby" against Banjul United on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 at the Independence Stadium at 6 pm.

The 12-time Gambian league champions managed to accumulate 15 points from 11 outings sitting at 5th place ten points behind early pacesetters Gamtel FC.

A difficult first round for the "Whites" started with a surprised 1-0 defeat to Marimoo on the opening day. Majorr Saine's charges bounced back with a spirited 2-1 victory over Tallinding United in Week Two at the Serrekunda East mini stadium with goals from Babou Cham and Alasana Jatta's superb volley.

Two successive draws against Steve Biko and Brikama United would follow up for Real before a narrow 1-0 win over Tuesday's opponents Banjul United.

Last season's FF Cup finalist registered a comprehensive 3-0 hammering of Bombada at the Brikama Box Bar mini stadium in week six. Babou Cham opened the score before Ebrima Jatta's well taken brace ensured victory for the away side.

Gamtel edged out Real 1-0 in an entertaining match played at the Independence with striker Baboucarr Jallow's first half strike earning Sulayman Kuyateh's charges a famous win.

Another defeat followed up against Gambia Armed Forces despite taking the lead only for the "Khaki Boys" to hit back to win 2-1.

Given the mix results there was need for a derby game to lift the spirits and Hawks FC came knocking at the Independence Stadium taking the lead twice before a much improved Real de Banjul side forth back to earn a deserved two all draw.

Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) nicked a 1-0 win in Week Ten at the Box Bar but Real returned to the same venue to beat newcomers Fortune 2-1 courtesy of Mamgorr Mboob's double.

"We're disappointed with our first round results and we want to better our performances with results". said Captain Salifu Krubally.

Real will face Hawks FC in Week 13 of the Gambia Football Federation Division One on Monday 12 March at 6 pm at the Independence Stadium.

Tomorrow's match will be covered on our social media platforms with pre-match updates and live text commentary starting at 5:30 pm. 

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Real quartet receive U20 call up

Former Real de Banjul boss Mattar M'BogeNational Junior Scorpions coach Mattar M'Boge has handed debut U-20 call ups to four Real de Banjul stars ahead of next year's AFCON U20 qualifiers.

M'Boge who won the GFF League title in 2014 with the City Boys during his brief spell was recently appointed as U20s boss and he has invited four players from his former club as he starts preparations.

Young goalkeeper Ahmed Tijan has been included in the provisional squad following his return to the first team after spending last season on loan.

Fan favorite Pa Modou Sohna makes the cut alongside new signing Modou Lamin Demba and the mercurial Alasana Jatta.

"I think it's important to highlight that this is a team for the future and we've placed greater emphasis on player potential and player development as we feel that this is key priority for the U20s". M'Boge told the GFF website. 

The young scorpions will start training this weekend at the National Training Centre in Yundum.

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Skipper Salifu Krubally wins the player of the week prize

 

Captain Salifu Krubally won the Player of the week  award

Real de Banjul skipper Salifu Krubally has been named the club's player of the week following his heroic performance when the 'City Boys' registered their first win of the season against Tallinding United on Sunday.

The no-nonsense defender showed his leadership qualities against Tallinding, winning the aerial duels plus proving a threat in the opponents area.

The Scorpions defender who replaced former keeper Alagie Nyabally as club captain this season thanked his teammates for helping him to win the prize.

"I have to thank my teammates, the coaching staff and everyone at the club for the trust and believe they showed in me over the years". Krubally said.

"This prize serves as extra motivation to me and my teammates to work even harder knowing our efforts would be recognized". Added the captain.

The 12 time Gambian league champions secured a 2-1 win over Tallinding United with goals on either half from Babou Cham and Alassana Jatta whiles Sulayman Manneh's 95 minute strike was only enough for a consolation.

Head coach Majorr Saine who presented the prize to his captain was full of praise for his squad after they returned to winning ways over the weekend.

"After a difficult and successful preseason in Senegal the boys have recovered well against Tallinding after we lost our opener against Marimoo the week before". Said Saine

"Salifu was instrumental in lifting the spirits of the players after the Marimoo game and last week in training thus earning the deserved win against Tallinding on Sunday".

Real will be back in action on Monday 4 December against Steve Biko at the Independence Stadium at 1600 GMT.

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"We are on the right track" Majorr

Real de Banjul coach Majorr Saine

Real de Banjul coach Majorr Saine believes his side is going on the right track following 1-0 victory over their city rivals- Banjul United.

He said his club trained as normal because they need the 3 points against Banjul United, adding that they had 5 points before kick off, 8 points means now we are going to top.

“We played 5 games, we loss one, win 2 and drew 2 so I think we are on the right track now” Majorr said in a post match interview.

“I did not do extra training for the match because I brought Banjul United from the 3rd Division to the 1st Division. I know the type of players who are currently playing and I know when to defend and when to attack”

“Tactically, we won by stopping their main player and capitalized on their weaknesses, I think that paid dividend today- we created many chances but managed to score only a lone goal through an own goal by Banjul United’s Musa Camara.”

“We are on the right track now and we are working with the strikers day in and day out so it will come because we have sold most of our strikers to Senegalese so we are working with new strikers, so it will take time before they adopt to the system of play. We are hopeful that everything will be ok before the end of the first round “.

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Real to host Italian scouts

Real de Banjul Football Club is delighted to announce it will be hosting scouting events for its Italian partners who are in the country to look at the next big talents the country has to offer.

The events will be held across two venues, the National Training Center in Yundum and Brikama's box bar stadium starting Thursday 23rd November to Saturday 25th November 2017.

Ten (10) teams will be involved in the three-day event with as some league clubs have been invited to take part in the program. Some of the clubs include Hawks, Brikama Utd, BK Milan, Kexx Utd and Greater Tomorrow.

Speaking to the club site President William Abraham emphasized on the importance of the scouting mission.

"This is a very important program for us and our partners from Italy. They're here to scout for talents who could play in Europe". Willie said.

"We have invited other clubs as well to be part of the event and the scouts will have the opportunity to watch some league matches during their stay with us".

Real de Banjul's youth team will take on third division side Team Rhino at the National Training Center in Yundum at 3:00 pm before Real's first team play with the reserve team.

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