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Friday, September 25, 2020

CAF TO DECIDE REAL – BYC MATCH

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The fate of the Real de Banjul and Liberia’s BYC Champions League return leg can only be determined by Caf following Liberia’s failure to secure a host for the match which should have been played yesterday.

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A few days ago, reports emerged from Monrovia that Barak Young Controllers have asked Caf for a postponement of its home leg from yesterday to a later date and are awaiting a response.

Last week, Mali refused entry to BYC, a move the Liberian  FA condemned as a setback.

“Prior to the first leg in Banjul, the Malian FA whole heartedly concurred to host the second leg after BYC and the LFA wrote seeking their approval about two weeks ago”,  complained LFA secretary general Alphonso Armah.

Meanwhile, the Liberian minister of Youth and Sports Len Eugene Nagbe last week travelled to neighbouring Ivory Coast to negotiate with the Ivorian authorities for the match to be played in Abidjan. 

But with no news from those talks ahead of yesterday’s planned fixture, it’s almost certainly clear that the talks have failed.

Meanwhile a source close to Real de Banjul revealed yesterday that upon learning that Liberia had asked Caf to postponed the match they too wrote to Caf raising objections to any possible postponement of yesterday’s match. According to our source, Real too is waiting for a response on that from Caf. “Since the match did not take place yesterday, only Caf has the solution to this debacle,” a seasoned international football follower commented.

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