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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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Manneh’s LISCR secure the signatures of Bully, Arona and Adama

Real de Banjul Football is excited to confirm it has agreed a deal with Liberian champions Liscr FC for the transfer of experience trio Bully Drammeh, Arona Jabang and Adama Sabally.

The two sides reached an agreement recently after Liscr’s Gambian coach Mustapha Manneh showed interest in the trio whom he has faced several times as manager of Gamtel before joining the Liberian side.

The trio have all signed three-year contracts with the ‘Shipping Boys’ as they look to bolster their attacking and defensive options ahead of the new Liberian season and CAF Champions League.

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Majorr Saine appointed Real de Banjul Head Coach

Real de Banjul Football Club is pleased to confirm that Majorr Saine has been appointed as the club's new Head Coach on a one-season contract with an option to an extension.Real de Banjul Coach Majorr Saine

Saine, who is in his fourth season with Real de Banjul has served as assistant to former coaches Amat Cham, Franky van de Velde and Momodou Lamin Sey before being appointed as the club's new gaffer.

The new boss has since started implementing his plans as the team is in its second week of pre-season. The first week saw the team trained at the Technical Training Centre in Yundum before moving to the Beach this week and a regular visit to the gym.

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Real de Banjul trio joins Génération Foot

Real de Banjul Football Club is delighted to confirm the transfers of Cherno Jobe, Bubacarr Sonko and Alieu Jallow to Senegalese partner club Génération Foot.

The trio has since joined the Senegalese champions as they prepare for the upcoming season and CAF Champions League campaign.

Cherno Jobe and Bubacarr Sonko are central midfielders with an eye for goal while Alieu Jallow is an exciting wide player who combines skill and trickery plus a superb right foot.

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Real de Banjul Statement by President Mr William R Abraham on the Malicious and False Claim by some SO CALLED Football Stakeholders on Sunday 17th September 2017

“Real De Banjul Football Club would like to categorically refute the MALICIOUS and FALSE claim by some SO CALLED Football Stakeholders on Sunday 17th September 2017 saying the Gambia Football Federation spent D1,000,000.00 on Real de Banjul’s CAF Champions League Campaign in 2015 whilst refusing to support another Gambia League Champions.Real de Banjul President William Abraham

The facts are Real de Banjul as League Champions represented The Gambia in the CAF Champions League preliminary rounds against BYC FC of Liberia 2015. The first leg (CL39) was held in Banjul hosted by Real de Banjul.

During this period CAF has suspended football matches in Liberia due to the outbreak of Ebola in the country thus BYC was to find an alternative venue for the return leg (CL40).

BYC and CAF communicated to Real de Banjul and the GFF that the match shall take place in Bamako first and later changed the venue to Abidjan which was also cancelled as both venues could not be secured. In both instances Real de Banjul made arrangements to travel by booking for air tickets, paying deposits for hotels, camping and other match related cost.

CAF through the GFF appealed to Real de Banjul to host BYC FC again in Banjul promising to refund our club the extra expenditure incurred due to the two cancellations.

Real De Banjul duly complied with the CAF request and the return leg (CL40) was played in Banjul and a claim formally sent to CAF accordingly. Real De Banjul defeated BYC FC to proceed to the second round of the CAF Champions League and played Entente Sportive de Setif of Algeria.

Due to delay in receiving the agreed refund from CAF, Real de Banjul asked the GFF to partly finance the cost of the air tickets for our delegation to Algeria.


These SO CALLED Football Stakeholders who do not represent GFF member CLUB, REGIONAL FOOTBALL OR ALLIED ASSOCIATION cannot tarnish the good image of Real de Banjul a Club which have been at the forefront of Football Development in the Gambia for over five (05) Decades.

The Club and Current Management has changed the lives of many young people most recently Ablie Jallow who joined the French Ligue 1 club FC Metz and Muhammed Badamosi to Moroccan top flight club FUS Rabat among many more consistently over the years.

To Conclude Football Development is not about making baseless and false claims but to follow the right principles of the beautiful game. We at Real de Banjul shall continue to develop Gambian youths and offer them the opportunities to achieve their true potentials and be worthy citizens of our beloved country The Gambia.


Real de Banjul shall continue to support and work with the Gambia Football Federation in their quest to build the correct structures for the sustainable long-term development of our Game”.

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