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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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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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Madi Fatty in (Red) whiles Sulayman Sillah pose with Real de Banjul jerseyReal de Banjul Football Club is delighted to confirm the transfer of strike duo Madi Fatty and Sulayman Sillah to NGB Niarry Tally of Senegal on a permanent deal.

The duo signed respective three-year deals with the Dakar based Club before the closing of the transfer window in Senegal last week.

Madi Fatty impressed the officials of the 2016 Senegalese Cup winner during Real de Banjul’s participation at the Guediawaye invitational tournament in Dakar last month.

Fisher as he is referred to by his former teammates scored in Real’s 3-0 semi-final win over US Goree before claiming the trophy with another 3-0 success over Mauritanian side ASC Concorde.

Sulayman Sillah who joined Real de Banjul in August of 2015 from Lamin United as a teenager was sent out on loan to Tallinding United where he helped them gain promotion to the GFF Division One as last season’s Second Division Champions.

The tall lanky forward was sent to NGB for trials and he had an instant impact hitting a hat-trick in his first test match which landed him his dream move.

Speaking to realdebanjul.gm from his Dakar base Madi expressed delight after securing his move.

“I am very delighted to join Niarry Tally with my teammate Sulayman Sillah although it was little bit to adapt to living in a new environment”.

“We hope to make our new club happy by scoring goals in the league and in the CAF Confederations Cup next year”.

The duo celebrated their league debut with a goal each forming a new Gambian front partnership in Niarry Tally’s 4-0 thrashing of Casa Sport on Tuesday at the Stade Demba Diop.

Club president William Abraham said “I am wishing them well and hope that these players would further work hard and develop even better to move to a higher level”.

Everyone at Real de Banjul would like to thank Madi and Sulayman for their contributions to the Club and wish them the best of luck for the future and in their careers.

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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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Modou Lamin Sey appointed Real de Banjul Head Coach

Sey signing his contractReal de Banjul is pleased to confirm the appointment of Modou Lamin Sey as the club's new Head Coach on a one-year contract with an option to an extension.

Sey, who had four seasons with the 12-time Gambian champions as a player between 1990 to 1994 takes over from Franky van de Velde who left his position after the “Real at 50” tournament.

Alas as he is fondly referred to will take charge of all first team matters and will oversee the club's youth teams by providing technical advice to the youth team coaches. 

The gaffer returns for his second stint with the club after guiding the team through the 2005/06 season. He would go on to manage the Gambia Armed Forces from 2006 to 2013 winning the championship in the 2009/10 season.

Modou Lamin was in charge of the team during Sunday's league opener against Brikama United as Real de Banjul went down 2-1 despite taking the lead in the 10th minute through Salifu Krubally's header.

Alas told www.realdebanjul.gm "I am proud to return as Real de Banjul coach after playing and coaching the team in the past. The club is the most successful team in The Gambia and my objectives are to win with the team."

I would like to thank the trustees of the club for the confidence and trust they have shown in me by giving me the job for the second time."

Club president, William Abraham expressed delight on Sey's return to the club "I am happy to see him return as Head Coach of the team. He has played and coached the team so he brings a lot of experience to the team".

“Our objectives are to always be the best team in the country and we wish him all the best with the team".

A technical committee has been set up by the club board and headed by former Gambia U-17 coach Pa Suwareh Faye. Other members of the committee include former players Badou Samba, Ebrima Joof, Lamin Sillah, John Gomez and Kuch Balla.

Everyone at Real de Banjul welcomes back Modou Lamin Sey to the club and wish him well during his stay with us. 

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