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Real de Banjul vs Sétif match venue changed

Mar 11, 2015, 10:09 AM

Real de Banjul have confirmed that the first leg of its CAF Champions League last-32 tie against African champions Entente Sportive de Sétif will now be played at the Box-Bar mini stadium in Brikama.

The match was originally scheduled to be played in Banjul, but after consultations with various stakeholders and to meet CAF requirements, the venue has now been changed to Brikama, the club said on its website.

The match will go ahead as planned on Saturday 14th March 2015 and kick-off time is now at 16:30GMT (4:30pm).

Sétif sit second in their league, while Real have made an unbeaten start to their league campaign through nine matches.

President William Abraham said: “We appeal to our supporters to come out and support us as this is a huge game not only for us, but Gambia as a whole as we are hosting the continent’s champions.”

The match will be officiated by Mauritian FIFA referee Ali Lemghaifry who will be assisted by fellow countrymen Hamedine Diba, Boubou Cheikhna Demba and Mohamed Hamada as the fourth official. The game will be commissioned by Salaha Baby from Mali.

Tickets for the game are pegged at D250 for VIP, D50 for sitting, and D25 for the stands while school children in uniform or with student ID cards would be allowed FREE ENTRY.

ESSétifare the reigning CAF Champions League champion after beating DR Congo’s AS Vita Club in the 2014 finals.

They are one of the most successful clubs in Algeria having won the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 six times and the Algerian Cup a record eight times.

They are also one of only three Algerian clubs to have won the African Cup of Champions Clubs, winning the 1988 and 2014 editions. They have also won the Arab Champions League twice, in 2007 and 2008, as well as three North African Cups in 2009 and 2010.