Star on Parade Baboucarr Badjan - Real de Banjul

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Star on Parade Baboucarr Badjan - Real de Banjul

Written by Nanama Keita  
The Eda Carr pre-season tournament may be linked to the success of the Banjul clubs in the GFA league 3.

That is because the intakes were given enough time for assessment which allowed them to germinate and assume responsibilities which their opponents from the other parts of the country are falling short of.

Real de Banjul are enjoying pole position in the on-going league season, thanks to the hard work of new revelation Baboucarr Badjan, commonly known as “Nyaw”. The young midfielder adds a special sparkle to the team and has aided them to several victories. Nyaw who is yet to record his name in the score sheet has, on many occasions, helped his front men to find the net. 

“I set up two against Sea View, one against Steve Biko, Sait Matty, Armed Forces you name them. It’s a tough season but I think Real de Banjul can make a mark” he said.

Badjan is yet to pave himself a way to top level football in the country like many young footballers. After his nawettan career with Tigers and Wayobi in Banjul, he joined Real de Banjul as one of the youngest lads.

The youngster later relegated himself to the second division where he also warmed the bench with Ham Ham. 

“It was very difficult for me in the beginning. But I had a good counsellor who would not make me give up. That has made me worked very hard,” he said.

His tireless efforts to pave his way to the top flight was rewarded when Real de Banjul asked for his service this season, and fortunately for Real, it was the right decision at the right time.

Badjan has already established himself in Real’s starting line-up and winning the league title could just be another bonus for the forward-looking player.

“I am still a young player and I have a long way to go. I hope to play professionally after playing for my nation, The Gambia,” Badjan said.

GFA First Division final weekend fixtures

Date                                       Teams                  Venue

Sun 17-06-07     B/United                    v          GPA     SK East

Sun 24-06-07     Sea View                   v           Biko       Brikama

Sun 24-06-07     Bakau Utd                v          Real       Stadium

Sun 24-06-07     A/Forces                   v          Wallidan      SK West

Sun 24-06-07     Sait Matty                 v          Hawks       SK East

Sun 24-06-07     GPA                         v         Gamtel Banjul

Week Seventeen Standing

Team                 P         W        D         L          GD     Pts

1. Real             17        9          5          3          9         32

2. GPA             16        8          6          2          9         30

3. Wallidan       17        8          6          3          5         30

4. Gamtel         17        8          5          4          5         29

5. A/Forces       17        6          5          6          2         23

6. Hawks          17        6          4          7          2         22

7. Sait Matty     17        4          5          8          -6         17

8. Steve Biko    17        2          9          6          -9         15

9. B/United      16        3         5          8          -10       14

10. Sea View    17        3          4          10        -11       1


Source: The Daily Observer Newspaper