By Sulayman Bah
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Real were initially scheduled to travel to North Africa for the first
leg of the first round qualifiers but a dramatic u-turn by thetournament’s Organising Committee means that the Gambian team will now
be hosting the Algerians first before traveling out for the
Reacting to the change of the initial schedule, Real de Banjul’s
president Willy Araham said: ‘I am disappointed that we will host the
first leg after we were informed that we will play in Sétif first and
according to the schedule, we made preparations to travel to Algeria
and we were set to leave on Tuesday morning, but this new development
means we shift our attention to hosting which isn’t a problem.”
Against a solid and cash-loaded adversary, the All Whites would
require a serious preparation in order to take advantage of playing at
home and stand on a firm footing and which Abraham agrees with.
“It is vital that we make the most of our home advantage to ensure the
team is in a strong position when travelling to Algeria for the return
leg two weeks later,” said Abraham.
“We appeal to all our supporters and well-wishers in the country to
come out in big numbers, get behind the team and show our visitors
just what it means to be a Real de Banjul fan!!” he concluded.
In 2012, Real got booted out in the preliminary round when they faced
Morocco’s Fus de Rabat.