By Sulayman Bah
The Liberian league champions –pitted against Gambia’s Real de Banjul – are in the hunt for a neutral ground to hold their matches after being banned by CAF from playing their home fixtures in Liberia in the wake of the ongoing ebola epidemic there.
The Ebola epidemic that has claimed thousand of lives in the subregion, is said to have affected more people in Monrovia and amid fears of its spread, CAF urged the BYC, via a circular sent last week, to look for an alternative venue as a precautionary measure.
Ghana and Ivory Coast were initially among countries been considered by the Liberian Football Association but they have now turned to Gambia, Foroyaa Sport understands, and have in fact written a request seeking approval from the Gambia Football Federation to play both legs in Banjul.
Real de Banjul’s President Willy Abraham reacting to the issue when reached yesterday said: ‘That shouldn’t concern us. What we are more particular about is whether they are coming. If that occurs, it will be to our advantage.’
When quizzed over the matter a GFF spokesperson confirmed the Liberian club’s request but said talks are ongoing to that effect.
Real De Banjul faces Barrack Young Controllers who won the Liberian Cup a quadruple time on Saturday 14th February for the first-leg.
In a separate development, the GFF has announced plans to offer Papa Bakery Gassama voted Africa’s best referee of 2014 a welcoming ceremony once the 37-year-old returns from the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
A sub-committee led by federation second VP Ebou Faye has ben formed.