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Abdoulie Njie - We're pleased with our first round performance

Real de Banjul assistant boss Abdoulie Bakary Njie expressed satisfaction in his teams first round performance following the "Whites" close 3-2 victory over visiting Bombada FC at the Banjul KG5 on Monday evening.

The rescheduled fixture came back on the heels of Real de Banjul's convincing 3-0 hammering of Tallinding United the previous weekend at the Serrekunda East Park and the City Boys continued their fine run which saw them score three times in the opening 35 minutes against the struggling Bombada.

The league's leading marksman Yankuba Jarju punished the visitors careless defense on the counter, latching on to Ebou Sanyang's through ball before firing past the helpless Bombada keeper after 3 minutes.

Alassana Jatta paid the trust of the coaching staff with an assist on the half hour mark for Foday Manneh to increase the lead to 2-0 and his third goal of the season after scoring against Serrekunda United in Week-Three and Tallinding United last weekend.

Yankuba completed his brace on 35 minutes from Alassana's back heel pass and scored his ninth of the season but Bombada pull a goal back before the break from the spot and scored their second ten minutes after the break but Real hang on to win and go a point above Armed Forces who could only manage a 1-1 stalemate against Serrekunda United last Tuesday.

"Our objective was to finish the first round on a high and today we did that against a brilliant Bombada team who showed real character today". Njie to reporters.

"We're satisfy with our first round performances and we expect to do more come the second round. The players did extremely well during the course of the first round". Concluded the former keeper.

Real will kick start the second round against Serrekunda United on Sunday 5 March at the Serrekunda East Park. 

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Majorr Saine to take charge of first team affairs

Real de Banjul assistant coach Majorr Saine will take charge of first team affairs on Saturday February 11th against Tallinding United at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.Real de Banjul gaffer M L Sey

The 12 time champions are without a win in two matches, losing 2-0 to GAF FC before drawing 0-0 against GPA on Sunday.

Tallinding United who enjoyed a good run of form recently, lost their last match 1-0 against Gamtel to occupy the 5th position in the league standing.

Majorr’s elevation comes after the club (Real de Banjul) received a letter dated February 7, 2017 from Football House that head coach, Momodou Lamin Sey, has been suspended for 4 (four) matches effective February 10, 2017 following his sending off against GAF FC last month.

The former defender is therefore not allowed to stand behind the team bench nor is he to enter the dressing room before, during and after the games.

The club acting on Article 18 of the GFF Competitions Rules and Regulations has filed in an appeal against the decision.

 

 

 

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REAL LEFT IT LATE TO DOWN SPIRITED SAMGER


Yankuba Jarju scored his fourth of the season against SamgerStriker Yankuba Jarju’s goal seven minutes from time handed Real de Banjul a 1-0 win over a spirited Samger side on Sunday evening to maintain top spot.

Real who came to the match on the back of a four match winning run effected two changes to the team that beat Steve Biko before the break.

Captain Alagie Nyabally returned to the starting eleven after missing the past three matches whilst Alassana Jatta partnered Yankuba Jarju in attack.

Yankuba Jarju had the first opening of the close-contest when he latched on to Foday Manneh’s low drive on the half hour mark but the on-loan Real de Banjul keeper Lamin Saidy pulled a brilliant save to deny the Pirang born forward.

Salifu Krubally and Pa Modou Sohna both came close to breaking the deadlock but were all denied by Saidy.

Samger’s Modou Jobe failed to capitalise on a defensive mistake in the Real box when Nyabally and full back Muhammed Sanneh collided but the forward toe pocked his strike wide off the goal.

Real redeemed themselves in the closing stages aided by the introduction of Pa Modou Bah who caused havoc down the left channel.

 

Yankuba settled matters seven minutes from time with a smart turn in the middle before unleashing a thunderous strike to beat Lamin Saidy and maintained Real’s one point lead at the summit following Gambia Armed Forces’ win over Gamtel.

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REAL TO RESUME LEAGUE ACTION AGAINST GAF

Real de Banjul is pleased to announce it has received information from Football House that league matches will return this weekend and as a result the "City Boys" will take on nearest challengers Gambia Armed Forces at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium on Saturday at 16:00 GMT.

This decision comes after The Gambia Football Federation temporarily suspended all football activities last week due to the recent political crisis that engulfed the country but swiftly lifted the suspension following the peaceful settlement to the political deadlock over the weekend.

Momodou Lamin Sey and his charges have been intensifying preparations for the weekend showdown against the Military outfit who sit second on the table with 14 points four adrift of Real who are enjoying a 6 game winning run.

 Striker Yankuba Jarju who has 6 goals to his name so far will be a man to watch against Armed Forces on Saturday as he hopes to extend his goal scoring exploits but will have to deal with competition from fellow strikers Pa Omar Jobe and new recruit Alassana Jatta for a starting role.

Speaking to www.realdebanjul.gm midfielder Ebou Sanyang says the team is fully focused on the job at hand.

"They're doing well in the league per their position but for us our preparations matters most and we're fully focused on that."

"It will be very feisty which will excite the neutrals but we are confident of collecting the maximum points on Saturday". Said Sanyang.   

 

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Real de Banjul secure first win of the season

Second half strikes from Salifu Krubally and Yankuba Jarju helped Real de Banjul secure its first three points of the season with a 2-1 home win over visiting Gamtel at the Banjul Mini Stadium on Saturday 26 November.

The "City Boys" who came to this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat at Brikama Utd last week effected three changes in the starting XI.

Ebrima Sidibeh returned to his left full back slot whilst new recruit Ebrima Cham occupied the left wing and combative midfielder Bubacarr Sonko started in a midfield three alongside Ebou Sanyang and Bubacarr Camara.

Real dominated possession and made their intentions known from the first whistle when Ebou Sanyang played in Yankuba Jarju who beats his marker, only to fire straight at the Gamtel custodian Baka Ceesay in the second minute.

The Pirang born forward was involved in another quick Real counter midway through the first half, dancing his way through the heart of the Gamtel defense but his well crafted right footed drive was parried away for a corner.

The 12-time League Champions forced the "Telecom Boys" to defend deep which gave Modou Lamin Sey's men more of the ball and they try to force their way with some quick breaks.

Ebou Sanyang thought he had given Real the lead 10 minutes before the break when he connected with Saihou Mansally's teasing cross from the right channel but his stylist chip hit the side netting.

Gamtel who for most parts of the first period where defending came close to breaking the deadlock 5 minutes before the break when lanky Modou Sarr back-heeled Abdoulie Manke's corner which was cleared by Ebrima Sidibeh.

The second half kicked off with the visitors trying to suppress Real's dominance but the host had other plans.

Salifu Krubally open the scoring 8 minutes after the restart pouncing on a loose ball inside the area and he volleyed it to the roof of the net for his second of the season.

Yankuba Jarju had a goal disallowed for offside before he raced through on goal beating the Gamtel keeper to the ball and squared to Ebou Sanyang whose goal bound effort was handled inside the area by Ngine Faye Njie and referee Sheriff Njie awarded a penalty and sent off Faye Njie.

Yankuba Jarju stepped up and buried it sending the keeper the wrong way giving Real de Banjul a 2-0 lead with 20 minutes remaining.

Gamtel came out trying to get a share of the points and their pressing game resulted to Yahya Ndong's header reducing the deficit but Real held on for their first points of the 2016/17 season.

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