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Real to host Sétif in Banjul on Saturday

Mar 10, 2015, 9:58 AM

Real de Banjul will host the first leg of their CAF Champions League last-32 tie against Algeria and African champions Entente Sportive de Sétif on Saturday in Banjul.

The first leg of this fixture, which was to be played in Sétif, has now been changed by CAF for Real to host the first leg on Saturday March 14 2015.

The match will be played at the Banjul mini stadium with kickoff time billed at 15:00 GMT (3:00pm).

The City Boys overcame Barrack Young Controllers of Liberia 2-1 on aggregate in the preliminary round played last Saturday.

President William Abraham told www.realdebanjul.gm: “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.”

“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,” continued 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!!”

ES Sétif are the reigning CAF Champions League champion after beating DR Congo’s AS Vita Club in the 2014 finals. Source: Realdebanjul.gm