Sierra Leone midfielder Khalifa Jabbie insists they will not fear Europe’s heavyweights when the club returns to Champions League football next season.
FC Sheriff won the Moldovan Divizia National title on Sunday following a 1-0 victory away to Dacia Chisinau as they secured their spot in Europe’s elite club competition.
Since 2001, the club have won the title thirteen times out of fifteen. The 6 ft 2 in who was a one-time captain of the Sierra Leone Under-20 national known as the Shooting Stars has won two major European titles.
Jabbie, 23, first was with Turkish TFF first League side Balıkesirspor when he helped them gain promotion to the Sportoto Super Lig during the 2013-14 seasons.
“I can’t wait. Looking forward to my first attempt in the Champions League, It was something that as a young footballer you dream about,’ said the Sierra Leone international.
“I’m very happy to have won my 3rd trophy in my career! It was a long and tough season but at the end, hard work pays off. We’re looking forward now to the Champions League preliminary qualification,” He told footballsierraleone.net
Jabbie made his full international debut for Sierra Leone on March 27, 2011, against Niger in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification played in Niger capital Niamey.
He is not part of the squad selected for the Sudan 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Freetown next week.
Meanwhile, FC Sheriff eliminated Dinamo Tirana in the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League season and qualify to the second round.
However, in the playoff round against FC Basel, Sheriff lost 1–0 the first match in Switzerland before succumbing to a 3–0 defeat in Tripoli on 18–24 August 2010,
They won 2-0 against FC Dinamo Kiev in Tiraspol in the 2010–11 UEFA Europe League, and in the same year on December 2, 2010; Sheriff drew 1–1 with Dutch club AZ in Tiraspol.
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