Sheka Fofanah new club, Sudanese giant Al-Merrikh, suffered a 3-0 defeat in Botswana on Saturday in the first leg of this year’s CAF Champions League preliminary round at the National Stadium in Botswana.

The result means Al-Merrikh the fifth best team in Africa will face a difficult task next week against Township Rollers in Khartoum, Sudan in the reverse fixture.

Before the contest, Al Merreikh were the favourites over the two-legged tie.

Fofanah, 20, who recently signed on a two-year deal with Al-Merrikh Sporting Club, was an unused substitute in the squad that was defeated in Botswana.

He last played for Czech_Republic second-tier side MFK Frýdek-Místek.

Goals from Mosha Gaolaolwe, Edwin Moalosi and Segolame Boy gave Township Rollers a 3-0 advantage against the Sudanese giants Al-Merrikh

The Botswana top-tier side was brilliant against one of Africa’s top-seeded sides.

Gaolaolwe and Moalosi gave the Blues a deserved lead at the break with second-half substitute Boy adding a third in the second stanza.

The two sides meet again in the second leg in Sudan next week, with Rollers taking the three-goal advantage to East Africa.

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