The team dragged fans officials and the media to stage a symbolic crowning ceremony that entertained all and projected this historic football club’s enviable record in Gambian football.
Prior to the KG5 fixture against traditional and long term rivals Wallidan, Real president Willy Abraham, told The Standard that the 12th title marked a land mark for the team as it will the first time a Gambian team garner well over 40 points in a league. “And it could have been more had we not been deducted by six points through those appeals,” he said.
Willy as he is widely called said Real’s strength this season has been hard work, dedication and the focus of all to achieve the best for the club.
The Real boss further reflected on the immense contribution Real have made towards the development of football in the Gambia. “Since our formation we produced some of the best players in The Gambia ever, both in the early and more recent generations and some of them have turned to become professionals are doing well,” said.
On the current state of football in the country, for example, the Caf suspensions, under which Real and other other clubs cannot take part in Caf competitions. Willy said that is the saddest part of the story. “To think that these boys would miss out on such a chance for exposure is very sad indeed,” Willy said.
Willy also revealed that Real will aspire to remain champions from now on to their golden Jubilee in a few years time.
By lamin Cham]]>