By Sulayman Bah
Real de Banjul has been offered an advantage with Liberian club
Barrack Young Controllers to be without four of their important
Blamo Nimely who is the club highest goal poacher, Goerge Dauda,Karleo Anderson and goalkeeper Allenton Semgbeh –all first team
regulars –wouldn’t be part of the Liberian club’s traveling squad to
Nimley, suspended by the club technical director, is trimmed from the
Go Blues’ roster for disciplinary issues while Duada, Anserson and
goalkeeper Allenton are left out for unimpressive showings.
The quartet star players played a crucial role in the first-leg
one-all draw against Gambian champions Real and their exclusion would
be to RDB’s advantage this weekend with the second-leg venue now
confirmed to be in Banjul 3:00 pm.
Benjamin Gbarmy, serving a ban imposed on by the Liberian Football
Association, has since been named as a possible replacement for one of
the players downsized. BYC officials are, according to reports,
lobbying with authorities to have the left-footed midfielder pardoned
ahead of the clash.
Roberts Lartey gaffer of the LFA league winners, in another
development, admits to pressure of having to play their second-leg in
Gambia but is confident of pulling off an upset in Banjul.
Meanwhile, Real de Banjul’s captain goalkeeper Alagie Nyabally has
talked tough ahead of the club’s weekend clash vowing to pick the
staked points. The erstwhile Bakau United net-minder is joined in the
chorus by coach Amat Cham who expressed optimism.
The return leg of the Orange Caf Champions League preliminary
qualifier round is being staged in Gambia as a neutral venue on Caf’s
suggestion after Mali jilted the chance to host it reportedly for fear
of ebola spread.