Club official Bakary Jammeh told The Standard the move was a patriotic response to a national call for Gambians to go back to the land and of course the very lofty objectives behind the presidential farms.
“All products and proceeds from the farms go to make Gambian lives better and serve as inspiration for the young people to see farming as key to self-sustenance and independence,” Bakary said.
But according to the Real official, the trip was also borne out of the mutual love between the team and the president. ”Let me tell you that President Jammeh is on record as saying that he is a Real de Banjul fan and has on numerous occasions extended help to the team for which we shall always remain grateful. So you see, we are in another way helping ourselves,” Bakary Jammeh said.
He expressed delight that as champions of Gambian football, Real de Banjul have demonstrated their leadership role both in sports and farming which he said he hoped would inspire all footballers across the country to follow suit.]]>