BYC Bows on 2-1 Aggregate

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Liberia football champions Barrack Young Controllers have been ousted from the 2015 CAF Club Champions League on Saturday on a 2-1 aggregate, in Banjul, The Gambia.

Real de Banjul pinned FC BYC 1-0 and progressed to the first round of the CAF Club Champions league qualifiers.

Real de Banjul imposingly could have raised the curtain in the 15th minute but was booked an offside on a Ablie Jallow’s strike through a Famara Jarju’s pass, according to reports.

Fifteen minutes later, Real de Banjul hitman, Yankuba Jarju netted the lone goal to upset the Blues.

“A one-two link-up play between Ebou Sanyang and Famara Jarju inside the BYC box saw the ball laid off to Yankuba who nicely notched the ball over and into the net for his third consecutive goal for the club after scoring a pair of goals against Serrekunda United and Wallidan respectively in the league,” the Liberiansoccer.com said.

The return leg in Banjul, the Gambia is owing to the late withdrawal of the Malian Football Association (MFA) to serve as neutral ground for Liberia’s BYC, after FC Fassell had already played in Bamako, Mali.

The Gambia’s venue was recommended by CAF and subsequently endorsed by the Liberia Football Association (LFA) in consonance with BYC.

In the first leg, Real de Banjul forced BYC to a 1-1 home draw, nearly three weeks ago.
BYC’s striker Lamin Jabateh could not find his scoring boots, having kicked widely twice, while goalie Nathaniel Sherman was at his toes heartening his side.

Real de Banjul is expected for the first time since 2001 to face African champions Entente Sportive de Sétif in the Algerian town of Sétif in the weekend of 13-15 March.

Meanwhile, some Liberians are accusing Coach Robert Lartey for the defeat for dropping three dependable players.

Top scorers Blamo Nimely, George Dauda and Karleo Anderson were dropped for alleged "misconduct.”

FC Fassell was the first Liberian side to be thrown out from the CAF competition, on 4-3 aggregate by Guinean outfit Horoya AC.

 

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