Champions Real de Banjul have been handed a precarious fixture in the African Champions league even before the ball is kicked. They are up against Young Controllers of Liberia in the preliminaries that will start with the first leg on the weekend of February 13 -15, 2015 in Banjul.
Though Real may not harbour any fear for this opponent, the very fact that Ebola stricken Liberia has been mentioned as a possible destination for any football team presents a problem. Currently, football is banned in the country for fear of spreading Ebola and this means that Real de Banjul will have to play the second leg at the end of February in a neutral country if that is found anywhere giving the Ebola scare in the region and beyond.
Real de Banjul officials were not immediately available last night for comments on the draw. Meanwhile reliable sources told The Standard yesterday that Banjul Utd had written to the GFF withdrawing from the Confederations Cup well before the draw was made hence their absence in the draw last night.