Real appoints new coach


According to the statement, the new coach Cham, 40, replaces Mattar M’Boge who left the club by mutual agreement at the end of the 2013/2014 season.

Cham has already taken charge, collecting 3 points in the club’s opening league fixture against Gambia Ports Authority on Tuesday after sealing the Super Cup for Real the other week. 

The former Kaira Silo head coach Cham guided Young Africans to the first division in the 2010 league season.


He graduated with a diploma in physical education from the Leipzig University and coached German club TV Möglingen for two years (2012-2014) before his recent return to the country.

Cham told the club website: “I am proud to be head coach of Real de Banjul. The club is a winning team and the best in the country. I and my technical staff will do our best to take it forward and maintain the top quality it has developed. I would like to thank the executive for the trust and confidence they have shown in me by giving me the job.”

Cham, a former secretary general of the Gambia football Coaches Association, is a Caf C licence holder and a local Caf instructor.

Cham’s backroom staff would include Tijan Nulla as assistant coach, Saihou Manjang as trainer, Abdoulie Njie as goalkeeper trainer and Alasan Mboob and Ousman Senghore as physios. The team will be managed by Ebrima Camara.