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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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Real share spoils with Jaraaf


Real de Banjul maintained its unbeaten run in the Tournoi International with an eventful 1-1 draw against Senegalese giants Jaraaf on Wednesday night.


Right full back Saikou Mansally converted from the spot after Pa Modou Sohna was brought down in the Jaraaf area after 25 minutes.

Before that Real had several chances which all went begging, Foday Manneh and Edi Ndow were guilty of missed opportunities.

Goalkeeper Ebrima Jarju was in top form despite conceding in the last minute of the first period. The Gambia U-20 shot stopper produced some fine saves to keep the score level.

Real changed personnel and formation in the second period to try and force for the win but Jaraaf hanged on for the stalemate as the two sides remain on top of Group A.

Jaraaf will now face Mepa on Thursday evening whiles Casa Sports takes on Real de Banjul at 21:00 GMT.

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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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James Gomez comes in for the injured Mbye Faye

Ebrima taps home the opening goal against Mepa of Guinea Bissau

Defender Mbye Faye has been ruled out of tonight's Group A fixture against Senegalese side Jaraaf de Dakar with a minor ankle problem sustained in yesterday's 6-0 hammering of Guinea Bissau's Mepa.

The Gambia youth international was substituted in the first half following a collision with teammate Bubacarr Camara and was replaced by new recruit James Gomez who will continue to deputise in his absence.

Jaraaf de Dakar were 3-1 winner against Casa Sports in second encounter on Tuesday and sit second behind Real de Banjul.

Coach Majorr Saine told the club website that tonight's game is a very important match. "We believe in our abilities and we're confident that we can shown that tonight against Jaraaf."

The match will kick off at 21:00 GMT at the Stade Aline Sitoe.

Real de Banjul XI

EBRIMA JARJU

SALIFU KRUBALLY (CAPTAIN)

JAMES GOMEZ

SAIKOU MANSALLY

EBRIMA SIDIBEH

BUBACARR CAMARA

EBOU SANYANG

EDI NDOW

PA MODOU SOHNA

FODAY MANNEH

EBRIMA JATTA

SUBSTITUTES


AHMED TIJAN SAVAGE

MUHAMED SANNEH

MODOU LAMIN SALLAH

MAMGORR MBOOB

ALIEU FADERA

ALASANA JATTA

SERING BABOU CHAM

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SALIFU KRUBALLY NAMED REAL DE BANJUL CAPTAIN

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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