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Real de Banjul clinch Guédiawaye trophy

Oct 14, 2016, 9:50 AM

Real De Banjul have maintained 100% record to win the 2016 Guédiawaye FC invitational tournament.

The Gambian premier league thrashed ASAC Concorde of Mauritania 3-0 in the final game played on Sunday to clinch the trophy.

 Goals from Baboucarr Camara alias Jah Boy and a brace from striker Yankuba Jarju earned the City Boys the four-team invitational tourney trophy without conceding a goal.

 Real defeated Senegalese champions US Gorée 3-0 in the semi-final on Friday before facing off with Concorde at the 5000-capacity Stade Amadou Barry.

 Striker Yankuba Jarju was voted Player of the Tournament and Leading Goal Scorer with three goals in two outings.

Assistant Coach Lamin Sillah, who has maintained a 100% record since leading the team on its journeys, was elated after guiding the City Boys to victory by putting up brilliant performances in both matches

 Sillah said: “It’s the happiest day of my life after guiding the team to victory here in Guédiawaye. I give thanks to God and dedicate this victory to my players, my staff and my club executive.

“Credit also goes to my players for always listening to me on and off the pitch and doing what we tell them to do on the pitch. This is all geared towards the upcoming league season in The Gambia and winning the trophy here sends a big signal to other teams in The Gambia!”

 On his leading goal scorer and player of the tournament Yankuba Jarju, coach Sillah said: “I speak to him several times and on Friday, he told me he’ll score [and he did]. Coming to the field on Sunday again, he told me the same [and he did].

“If only he continues working hard, he will be among the best strikers ever that The Gambia has produced.”

 The team has returned safely to Banjul and resumed training on Wednesday morning in preparation for its 50-year anniversary celebration from October 29 to November 6 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.