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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.

FOR THE RECORDS, WE WOULD LIKE TO CATEGORICALLY STATE THAT CAF HAVE PAID Real de Banjul and the GFF DULY REFUNDED.

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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FUS Rabat completes the signing of Real's Badamosi

Real de Banjul Football Club is excited to announce the transfer of striker Mohamed Badamosi to Moroccan side Fath Union Sport.Badamosi posing in his new colours

Badamosi, who spent last season on loan at Senegalese side Olympique de Ngor, signs a four-year contract with the 2016 Moroccan champions.

The 18-year old has also featured for Real de Banjul in the Gambia Football Federation Division One prior to his loan move.

The new FUS no10 has also played for the Gambia national U-20 which missed out on a place at this year's Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Zambia.

Real de Banjul 2nd Vice President Bakary K. Jammeh was full of praise for the towering striker.

"Badamosi is a rare player because he's tall, powerful and very athletic". Said Jammeh.

"He did very well at Olympique de Ngor last season thus earning him this move to FUS Rabat".

"We have a good relationship with FUS Rabat after Yusupha Njie's transfer so we're confident he will do well and score goals for the team". Jammeh added.

Badamosi is the second player to join Fath Union Sport Football Club from Real de Banjul after Yusupha Njie signed for the capital club four years ago.

Everyone at Real de Banjul would like to wish Mohamed Badamosi all the best in the next chapter of his career with FUS Rabat.

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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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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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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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