The midfield maestro, who had an outstanding season with the City Boys, joins The People’s Team on a three-year contract after impressing in a trial. Speaking to www.realdebanjul.gm after agreeing terms with Santos for Bah’s transfer, Real de Banjul Club President, William Abraham, said: “We are happy to help Alagie Bah move to the next step of his career. He joined a good team in South Africa in Santos FC and we pray he does well for them just as he’s been with us.” The 22-year-old, included in the Scorpions’ squad in recent times, had an outstanding season with the City Boys, helping them to finish third in the recently concluded League Division One. Santos, founded in 1982, currently ply their trade in the second-tier of South African football. Everyone at Real de Banjul would like to wish Alagie Bah all the best in the next step of his career with Santos FC.
He said his club trained as normal because they need the 3 points against Banjul United, adding that they had 5 points before kick off, 8 points means now we are going to top. “We played 5 games, we loss one, win 2 and drew 2 so I think we are on the right track now” Majorr said in a post match interview. “I did not do extra training for the match because I brought Banjul United from the 3rd Division to the 1st Division. I know the type of players who are currently playing and I know when to defend and when to attack” “Tactically, we won by stopping their main player and capitalized on their weaknesses, I think that paid dividend today- we created many chances but managed to score only a lone goal through an own goal by Banjul United’s Musa Camara.” “We are on the right track now and we are working with the strikers day in and day out so it will come because we have sold most of our strikers to Senegalese so we are working with new strikers, so it will take time before they adopt to the system of play. We are hopeful that everything will be ok before the end of the first round “.
Trawally signs a long-term contract with the Chinese Super League club after a successful season with Real de Banjul where he became the Club and League’s leading goal scorer with 12 goals. Winning two Gambia First Division titles and one Super Cup title, Trawally was rewarded for his superb performances by being named the best player in the League. The 20-year-old, who played predominantly as an attacking midfielder for Real de Banjul, was also an able deputy on the wings when required. On Steve Trawally’s departure, President William Abraham said: “Steve’s contribution to Real de Banjul Football Club was absolutely outstanding. His performances over the past seasons have been a major part of the Club’s successes during this time as he has created so many goals from midfield.” “Steve is a winner and always gave absolutely everything when he played for this Club. He is an intelligent player and always combined this well with his fantastic fighting spirit. We thank him for his contribution and wish him well in China and the future.” For his part, Trawally, who assisted The Gambia U20’s only goal in the 1-0 win over Liberia last April, told www.realdebanjul.gm from his base in Zhejiang: “There comes a day when you realize that turning the page is the best feeling in the world. Life is a journey and everyone’s dream is to move on to a higher level.” “I have been dreaming of this day all my life but I must say I am having mixed emotions as I am literally very sad that I am leaving the team that I started almost everything concerning my football career and achieved trophies with them and individual prizes.” “Joining Hangzhou is a big step for me because being a professional is not an easy task but however, I am ready for any challenge that may come my way. I am extremely happy for myself and I would like to say a big thank you to the Real de Banjul Executives, Staff and my teammates. Without them, I wouldn’t have been where I am today.” Trawally also reserved some praise for his family and fans for the support he has received throughout his career saying: “My family, friends and fans, thank you very much for believing in me from the start and dedicating all your time and money to come and watch me play, I can never thank you enough.” Being a young player, he also had some words of encouragement and advice for the young players: “An advice to every young player out there, remember, ‘only you can make your dreams come true’”. Hangzhou, who finished 12th in last season’s Super League, are currently coached by the former CS Sfaxien coach Philippe Troussier, who led Japan to the last 16 of the 2002 World Cup and known as the “White Witchdoctor” for his coaching stints in Africa, including the national teams of Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and South Africa. Everyone at Real de Banjul would like to thank Steve for his fantastic contribution to the…
The categories were PLAYER OF THE SEASON, LEADING GOAL SCORER, and MOST DISCIPLINED PLAYER. Diminutive winger Ablie Jallow scooped the player of the season award with runners-up prizes handed to forward Famara Jarju and defensive midfielder Bubacarr Camara respectively. Striker Yankuba Jarju won the club’s leading goal scorer in a season where he scored six goals while youngster Bun Sanneh was voted as the club’s most disciplined player of the season. The awards were meant as a way of motivating the players and were voted for by the Club’s Executive and Coaching Staff. Real finished the season on second position with 42 points, relinquishing the title it won last season to Gamtel.