By Sulayman Bah
Real de Banjul has finally touched down in Algeria after departing
Banjul via Saturday.
The team comprising a 30-man delegation including 19 players
and GFF’s Ebou Faye arrived in Algiers Air port before taking aconnecting flight to Setif where the second-leg of the CAF first round
qualifier is to be played.
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 and
hopefully progress to the next round even though we know it won’t be
easy but in football, nothing is impossible’
The Gambian champions will travel out for their second-leg tomorrow
against ES Setif via Senegal.
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 8:30pm.
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 needs 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