Simbo’s Al Hilal wins Sudanese Premier League title on final day


David Simbo 25, who last December signed a two-year agreement with the Sudanese club, is the first Sierra Leonean to win the Sudanese Premier League Championship in history.

“It’s an amazing feeling. There is no word to explain my feeling right now,” The Sierra Leonean defender, Simbo told Football Sierra Leone after the final whistle.

“I’m just so happy for the fans as well as myself because it’s my first title in a top league outside Sierra Leone.

The former Boden BK defender was very instrumental on the night helping his club to be champions. Clinching the title with 65 points on the season’s final day against their fierce historical rivalry Al Merreikh and neighbours both clubs based in Omdurman.

Al Hilal hosting Al Merreikh at home played a goalless draw on Thursday putting their arch rivals out of reach by a single point at the Al Hilal’s City Stadium.

The triumph marks Al Hilal’s eight title of the past ten seasons, and throughout its history has won the championship 28 times during the league’s 46 seasons – thus making it Sudan’s most successful Football team.

Triumphant Al Hilal fans invaded the pitch to congratulate their heroes at the final whistle, setting off flares and blue smoke bombs.


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