By Sulayman Bah
Captain and goalkeeper Alagie Nyabally has talked tough ahead of Real
de Banjul’s return match visit to Algeria eyeing only progression to the next round.
Nyabally told the club: “we are going to Algeria to be impressive andhopefully progress to the next round even though we know it won’t be
easy but in football, nothing is impossible’
‘…It won’t be easy but we will return with good a result. The team’s
performance has improved and we haven’t lost a game in the league, so
we are hopeful of a decent performance in Sétif”’ he ululates.
The Gambian champions will travel out for their second-leg tomorrow
against ES Setif via Senegal.
The club on Monday disclosed 19 players will comprise the traveling
The first leg ended one-all. Real first raced ahead with Ablie Jallow
nestling in the game’s opener before ESS equalized twenty-five minutes
from time after the hosts had disappointingly switched to the back
foot apparently contended with their fragile lead.
The return match is billed for April 3rd at the 25,000 Stade 8 Mai
1945 seater stadium with kickoff tipped for 17:00 GMT.
Ivorian referee Dennis Dembele takes center stage of proceedings aided
by Moussa Bayere and Marius Donatien Tan. Tangba Kambou will be the
fourth official while António Mendes of Guinea-Bissau will act as the
Real De Banjul need to score and avoid conceding to stand any hope of
qualification in the return leg in Algeria.
The capital-based side reached the first round qualifiers after
thumping Liberia’s champions Barrack Young Controllers in the
The 19 players on the trip are:
Goalkeepers: Alagie Nyabally, Ebrima Jarju, Joseph Jarju, Defenders:
Salifu Krubally, Adama Sabally, Antou Badjan, Saikou Mansally, Mbye
Faye, Arona Jabang, Midfielders: Modou Lamin Badjie, Alhagie Bah,
Bubacarr Camara, Ebou Sanyang, Famara Jarju, Ablie Jallow Strikers:
Muhammed Badamosi, Yankuba Jarju, Pa Omar Jobe and Madi Fatty