Real leaves for Bamako showdown


Club president Willy Abraham yesterday said the 15 hour journey means that the team is expected in Bamako late Tuesday night or very early Wednesday morning, time enough for them recover for Sunday’s encounter. 

The Gambian champions are seeking to complete an assignment that began in Banjul on Valentine’s day with a one- all draw, giving the Liberians an away goal advantage.

”We know we have to score early and take control of the match. The team is ready for this match and excited to go there and finish the job.


I am confident we can take this tie because it’s a neutral ground for both sides,” Mr Abraham said.

If Real eliminates BYC on Sunday, they will meet Algeria’s Entente Setif who have just won the champions league Super Cup. ”We will cross that bridge when we get there but first this Bamako match is our priority,” Mr Abraham concluded.