FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

12 February 2013

Gambia: Real to Cough Up D2 Million for CAF Tie

Real De Banjul requires an amount of two million dalasi for their Caf preliminary tie with Moroccan club FUS Rabat.

The astronomical figure is the amount needed to fund the capital club's return to the Caf Champions League after a twelve year absence in Africa's biggest club competition.

Real De Banjul are pitted against the Moroccan club but for the tie to hold, the Gambian club will have to fork out two million dalasi in what will be incurred expensive for the first leg in the North African capital, Rabat.

The development came to light during a press conference convened by the capital club at the Independence Stadium Friendship Hostel yesterday.

"The amount is very huge. Football is very expensive and air tickets to Morocco is very expensive -2million dalasi for the first round", said the President of Real De Banjul, who doubles as a businessman

Willy however appealed for the public support financially.

Also speaking, the club's Vice President gave a detailed account of the procedures involved in the team's participation in the Caf Champions League, while debunking claims of the Sports Ministry solely financing the travelling contingent's air ticket.

Real De Banjul faces a similar fate as the Sateba Boys Brikama United who spent over D2 million in hosting Esperance De Tunis in Brikama, courtesy of the club community-based unwavering support.

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