Brikama United defeat giants Real de Banjul

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Brikama United beat champions Real de Banjul in an epic clash at Box Bar. Box Bar remains a haunting ground for the Whites as they have failed to win any of their last four trips away when facing Brikama United.

Modou Lamin Touray’s first match for his childhood club, Brikama Utd, handed Real de Banjul their fourth defeat of the season.

Muhammed Krubally broke the deadlock with a sublime freekick before captain Sainey Bojang doubled the 2012 champions lead. Real de Banjul substitution after the break made paid dividends as Muhammed Suso’s dangerous cross was deflected in by the Brikama United defender.

Seven minutes later, in the 67th minute, former Brikama United player Amadou Nyassi levelled the tie at 2-2. Dominic Correa sealed the win for the Setaba boys by scoring the winner in the 70th minute. Both captains, Sainey Bojang and Lamin Saidy, were sent off in the 79th minute of the match. The Whites had a clear penalty denied, while Suso’s efforts hit the crossbar in search of a winner.

Sarr has taken four points from Real de Banjul, holding Real de Banjul to a 1-1 draw in early February when he was in charge of Bombada United.

Former Jambangjelly and Gambinos coach spoke to the Alkamba Times after the game.

“This victory means a lot to my career. I was always passionate about being a coach. It’s an important step in my journey. I would like to commend my players and technical team for this crucial victory. It is a dream come true to lead Brikama United.” He stressed

“You cannot take experience from Real de Banjul. It’s a team that, if you don’t show respect, they will win against you. We tried to respect them in every way.  What we did was to remain tactically disciplined and stick to the game plan. We have improved a lot compared to the first round (W5 L1). It will ring a bell. The rest of the fixtures will be difficult because teams know that we have started winning now. We will take a game-by-game approach entirely. Greater Tomorrow Fc believed in themselves; it will be an interesting tie. They would like to keep the unbeaten run against us. We are confident that victory against Real de Banjul will help us go into the Greater Tomorrow game,” he added.

The points dropped by the defending champions didn’t hurt as both Fortune FC, Falcons and Team Rhino only picked one point each. Greater Tomorrow and GAF picked up three points.

In the bottom, Wallidan Fc were humbled by Waa Banjul as Samger drew 1-1 against BST Galaxy.

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Baboucarr Fallaboweh
Baboucarr Fallaboweh Sports Editor (Buba Jallow Fallaboweh) is a Gambian football expert, football analyst & columnist. The Stockholm-based Journalist is a media officer, football Scout, PR, Influencer and Digital creator. I started my journalism career as a football analyst in 2012 with Vibes FM and went on to work with CityLimit, West Coast, Hot FM, Freedom Radio, Eye Africa and Afri Radio as a content producer and presenter. In 2013, I attended Football Daily on the BBC SPORTS where we discussed the different styles of Football played in Africa. I Went on to freelance for The Point Newspaper, Freedom Newspaper, Daily Observer and Standard Newspaper before being appointed as Sports Editor with the Alkamba Times in March 2022.  I have worked for Magazines like Glo Magazine and Foot54 covering Gambian football and African Football.   Between 2020 -2021 I worked as a scout for the Gambia Football Federation, scouting talents for the U17 &U20.  From 2017 to 2021, I served as Media officer for GFF First division teams Team Rhino and Marimoo and also as media Officer of Banjul FC, fourth Division tier in Sweden and Darboe’s FC (Female second division club in the Gambia). I served as a PR for Superstars Academy.   With Afrencon, I was a data analyst before I joined LightHouse as a head scout for the Gambia project. In organizational structures, I served as the ambassador of the John Bass Kidney Foundation and one of the founders of the foundation creating kidney awareness in the Gambia.   I also served two positions in the Gambian organization in Sweden, as Sports chairman and the secretary of the associations.   After 12 years of being a football journalist, I was named 3rd best sports column writer in Africa year 2021 by the reputable sports media organization AIPS. I finished in the top 35 in the world with my article titled Back way: Gambian footballers in deadly Voyage to Europe.   With over 500 articles and interviews, analysis, profiling, features and news, I was shortlisted for the Gambia Press Union National Journalist Award 2022. I submitted the article which was co-written alongside Momodou Bah From Living Through Despair to Being An Agent Of Hope, The Inspiring Story Of John Bass.   I have served as an advisers to Football academies, clubs, and players and others. I have hosted dozens of shows and was invited as a guest on both radio, TV and the online press. I also covered the Gambia's maiden AFCON debut in 2021 in Cameroon.  

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