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Real de Banjul star Ablie joins Metz

Ablie Jallow

Real de Banjul Football Club is delighted to announce the transfer of star player Ablie Jallow to French top-tier side FC Metz.

Jallow, who joined Senegalese side Generation Foot on loan from the City Boys in 2015, signs a five-year contract with Les Grenats (The Maroons).

The Gambia U-20 captain played an integral part in Generation Foot's league triumph scoring 8 goals and provided 4 assists as they clinched the Senegalese league on their debut season.

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Yankuba Jarju - This is the first of many to come

Real de Banjul talisman Yankuba Jarju has express delight after scoring his first international goal as the Gambia local national team beat host Guinea Bissau on Saturday 8 July.Real de Banjul forward Yankuba Jarjui

Jarju was making his full debut for the local Scorpions as he partnered teammate Pa Omar Jobe in attack for former Real de Banjul coach Alagie Sarr's team and got the all important winner in the 29th minute with a clinical finish from Sainey Sambou's clever past.

"I'm excited to score on my full debut for my country. I have been waiting patiently for my chance after starting on the bench in the first leg at home". Said Jarju.

"Scoring is not my problem as I have shown in the league with Real de Banjul - I don't have pressure playing football because it is a normal routine for me".

Club captain Alagie Nyabally was on top of his game as he produced two successive saves in the closing stages to deny the host.

Saikou Mansally and defender Salifu Krubally all started the game with Mbye Faye and Ebrima Jarju on the bench.

The Gambia will now shift their focus to this weekends qualifier against Mali in Banjul as the race for Kenya 2018 Africa Nations Championship hits up.

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El Hadj Sey's contract ends with Real De Banjul

Real de Banjul wish announce that Head Coach, Momodou Lamin Sey's has left his position following the end of his one-season contract with the club.

The former Real de Banjul defensive midfielder signed a one-season contract with the 12-time Gambian champions with an option to extend at the end of the season.

Following the the club's third place finish in the GFF Division One and losing the FF Cup to Hawks on penalties the board has decided not activate the option to extend his contract.

Club President, William Abraham, says the owners of the club are working on a replacement.

"We're taking a cooling period with regards to coach's position as we want to make sure we take the best decision in appointing the right man for the job."

The President has also heap praise on the outing coach Momodou Lamin Sey.

"El Hadj (Sey) is part of the Real de Banjul family as he has played and coached the team. He has helped the team in many ways in the past and he still continues to do that."

"We wish him all the best in his coaching career." Said Willy.

Meanwhile the club management has also met with the players over the weekend at the club secretariat to review the past season and build ahead of the upcoming season.

The convergence was attended by the club's hierarchy, the coaching staff and the players.

In delivering his statement second vice-president Pa Yusupha Samba thanked the players for their hardwork and sacrifice during the season despite ending it without a silverware.

"You were fantastic during the entire season and it was just unfortunate that you end the season without silverware but we will continue from there and prepare more for the upcoming season."

For his part striker Omar Jobe thanked the management for their efforts in motivating the players and giving them the needed support throughout the season.

The players have been given a one month break and will return for preseason at the end of July with the team preparing for some international friendlies and competing at some invitational tournaments in neighbouring Senegal.

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Youth team prepares for the late Alh Kebba Manneh tourney

The Real de Banjul youth side will be participating in this years Late Alh Kebba Manneh memorial tournament which gets underway on Wednesday 28 June at the Fajara Cocktail football ground.

The Whites will be in action on Saturday morning, 2nd July against Cocktail FC in the knockout tournament which has 16 teams.

The tournament is organised by the Manneh brothers of Fajara and is meant to remember their late father Alh Kebba Manneh.

The organizers say the tournament is meant for youngsters who did not play in the GFF leagues as a result the Real de Banjul team will be made of our youngsters who did not feature in the first and second divisions.

The winner will be given a cash prize of GMD 15,000 and medals whiles the runner up goes home with GMD 10,000 and medals.

There will be prizes for the Player of the Tournament  Best Goalkeeper, Leading Goalscorer and the Most Discipline Team.   


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Real de Banjul duo sent on loan

Real de Banjul Football Club can confirm that defender Adama Sabally and midfielder Bakary Samateh have today left the club to go out on loan for the rest of the season to Brikama United and Fortune FC respectively.

Sabally who joined Real de Banjul from Brikama was an important member of the team as he brings experience to the team and the dressing room. The 2009 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations winning defender did not feature for the "Whites" this season.

Bakary Samateh made a couple of appearances for El Hadj Sey's team this season but failed to secure a permanent place in the team. His presence will boost the confidence of Fortune FC who currently top the second tie.

 We would like to wish Adama and Bakary the best of luck at their loan clubs.

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