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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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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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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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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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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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