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Majorr to debut against Marimoo

Real de Banjul squad that clinch the St Louis tourney

Real de Banjul manager Majorr Saine will be making his competitive debut as coach of the club when the City Boys open their league account against Manjai based Marimoo on Saturday 18 November at the Independence Stadium.


The former assistant will head into Saturday's league opener on the back of winning the St Louis invitational tournament last weekend. That triumph was preceded by a solid performance in Ziguinchor in which Real finished fourth.

Marimoo finished above Real last season in second despite collecting just a point in the two meetings one of which Real ran out comfortable winners in Banjul before drawing in Manjai.

Majorr has a new look side following the transfers of Bully Drammeh, Arona Jabang, Adama Sabally, Bubacarr Sonko, Cherno Jobe, Alieu Jallow and last seasons leading scorer Yankuba Jarju. Former captain and goalkeeper Alagie Nyabally is also among the players on the move. 

Abdoulie Bah, Alieu Fadera, Ebrima Jatta and John Gomez are among the new recruits for Real who will look to start the season on high.

Club captain Salifu Krubally is optimistic that the new side can achieve its targets for the season.

"We have a new look side which is made of young and talented players but we're confident that we can achieve our targets for the season". Said Krubally.

The match will be played at the home of Gambian football, the Independence Stadium with kick off scheduled for 16:00 GMT. We will have full match text commentary on our Twitter and Facebook handles.

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Foday named MVP as Real finished fourth

Real de Banjul winger Foday Manneh was named the most valuable player by the organising committee as Real finishes fourth in the fifth edition of the Tournoi International held in Ziguinchor.

The winger lit up the tournament with his trademark runs and skill earning him the poster boy tag inside the Stade Aline Sitoe Diatta over the past seven days.

Real however finished fourth after again losing on penalties, this time to Ndiambour after a goalless 90 minutes in which they dominated possession and created numerous goalscoring chances.

Jaraaf of Dakar eaged the Gambia Ports Authority 1-0 in the final to be crowned champions. Gregory Sambou of the Gambia Ports Authority missed a penalty in the first half which the Gambian side dominated.

Muhamed Kaba of GPA was rewarded for his stellar performances in midfield as he received the Revelation of the tournament award with the golden boot going to Jaraaf.

Real will head back home preparing for another pre-season tournament in Dakar this weekend before the national league kicks off.

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Yankuba Jarju completes Generation Foot move

Real de Banjul Football Club is delighted to announce the transfer of star striker Yankuba Jarju to Senegalese top-tier side Generation Foot.

The lanky forward was Real de Banjul's leading marksman last season with 16 goals which excited the Generation Foot coaches to tie him on a two-year contract.

Yankuba Jarju combines pace and great scoring credentials which is rare for a player of his type and is a perfect match for Generation Foot who will attempt to defend the Senegalese league title they won last season.

Torres as he is referred by his old teammates will lead his new team's attack this evening when they face Cup winners Stade de Mbour in the curtain raiser (Super Cup) in Dakar and has told www.realdebanjul.gm that he is ready to introduce himself in the Senegalese Professional League.

"I'm excited to have signed for Generation Foot who have a brilliant relationship with Real de Banjul. This is a new chapter in my young career and I am looking forward to scoring more goals here for my new team". Jarju said.

"I have been named in the starting eleven to play in the Super Cup against Mbour and hopefully I will help the team to win and have a good start as we look to defend the league and make the CAF Champions League group stage". He added.

Club President William Abraham was full of praise for Jarju whom he described as an honest person.

"Yankuba is a good boy and a very honest person. I am really happy for him and I have no doubts that he will make it with Generation Foot and move on to play in Europe".

"Our relationship with Generation Foot is no secret and we're working on achieving greater things together. Yankuba is not the first player to sign for them from Real de Banjul so he will integrate well with their players and we wish him well". Said Willie.

Yankuba is the sixth Real de Banjul player to join Generation Foot after Ablie Jallow (now with FC Metz) and Bun Sanneh signed two years ago and most recently Cherno Jobe, Alieu Jallow and Bubacarr Sonko.

Everyone at Real de Banjul would like to wish Yankuba Jarju all the best in the next chapter of his career with Generation Foot.

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RDB lost to GPA on PK

The Gambia Ports Authority knocked out Real de Banjul in the 'Tournoi International' on penalties after a goalless 90 minutes to book their place in Sunday's final against Jaraaf.

Real dominated the 'Gambia Derby' played at the Aline Sitoe Diatta stadium in Ziguinchor but failed to capitalise on their chances as GPA triumph.

Winger Foday Manneh latched on to Bubacarr Camara's through ball but failed to beat the keeper who dived to his left to deny him from scoring.

The tricky winger produced another scintillating run down the left to easily beat Sugufara but his cut back was gathered by the GPA shot stopper Baboucarr Sonko.

The ferry boys (GPA) had their best moment in the second half when midfielder Muhamed Kaba headed just off target when he had the goal at his mercy.

Both sides introduced fresh legs to try and find the winner but neither succeeded with the shootouts the only alternative.

Despite Muhamad Kaba's earlier missed spot kick GPA triumph 5-4 with Saikou Mansally and Ebrima Jarju missing from the spot. 

Real will now face Ndiambour in the third place match whiles GPA face Jaraaf in the final.

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Real dump Casa to set up GPA date

A spirited second half performance inspired Real de Banjul to a hard fought 2-2 draw against Casa Sports on Thursday night to set up a semi-final meeting with the Gambia Ports Authority.

The "Whites" started the game on a bright note creating the first chance after 5 minutes when Wally Fofana wriggled through the Casa midfield to set up Omar Jah whose left footed effort crashed off the post.

But it was the host (Casa) who scored first in the eleventh minute when they punished Wally's misplaced pass in midfield. Real continued to push for the equaliser but a combination of poor finishing and heroic defending meant Casa went into the break leading by a solitary goal.

An inspiring half time team talk coupled with the introduction of two young forwards in Alieu Fadera and Alieu Jallow lifted the energy levels of Real de Banjul to start the comeback.

Muhamed Sanneh and Fadera combined on the right channel to forced Lamine Ndiaye to tap into his own goal to level the score.

Alasana Jatta latched onto a clever Ebou Sanyang through ball but could only fire straight at the keeper much to relief of the home faithful.

Alieu Fadera found himself unmarked in midfield following a first time pass by Modou Lamin Sallah and the new recruit controlled inside the area before hitting the roof of the net with a deaf right footed stunner.

Casa went on the other side to drew well with another stunner but Ebou Sanyang and Foday Manneh both missed goal scoring chances in the last minutes.

The means Real finishes second behind Jaraaf who strolled to a comfortable 5-0 victory over Mepa of Guinea Bissau and will now face GPA whiles Jaraaf take on Ndiambour in the second semi final on Saturday 4th  November at the Stade Aline Sitoe Diatta.

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