Players Abroad: Uefa Champions League, FC Sherriff up against FC Torpedo of Georgia

The Moldovan champions FC Sheriff must excel in all qualifying matches of the Uefa Champions League if they are to reach the competition group stage.

Divizia league top scorer, Alhaji Kamara, and his team will take on the Kutaisi-based club FC Torpedo of Georgia on July 10 in the first qualifying round of this year’s Uefa Champions League at the Givi Kiladze Stadium.

The return fixture is slated for June 18 at the SC Sheriff Main Arena.

The winner will go again against Macedonia champions Shkëndija (MKD) or Welsh Premier League side The New Saints in Second qualifying round between 24/25 July & 31 July/1 August.

Goran Sablič’s side booked their place in Europe’s top competition by romping to the Scottish title last season.

This will be Sheriff’s sixteen appearances in the elite clubs competition with their biggest win came on 23/07/2013, walloping Sutjeska away from home 0-5.

Their biggest defeat was to Anderlecht 4-0 Sheriff in Brussels on 25/07/2001, and on 08/08/2012, Dinamo Zagreb thrashed them, 4-0 Sheriff, in Zagreb respectively.

Elsewhere, Umaru Bangura FC Zurich Switzerland. The Sierra Leone skipper looks set to miss the opening 2018/2019 season of the Swiss Super League.

The Capital club defender is still on recovery from surgery after been ruled out towards the end of of the last season because of a Knee injury.

Bangura, 30, suffered an internal ligament rupture in the right knee but has since undergone a successful operation.

George Davies FC Riga Latvia: Five wins in a row for Davies’ Riga

A brace from Volodymyr Baienko aidedFC Riga beat Valmiera Glass on Saturday as they registered their fifth win in a row to go second.

Davies was again impressive playing full time for his side, he was the architect who created the opportunity following a clever pass in the opening 16th minutes that Vladimir Bajenko capitalised on to scored Riga’s first goal in their 2-0 win over Valmiera Glass.

John Kamara (Kazakhstan Premier League FK Kaisar Kyzylorda)

Kamara’s Kaisar to host FK Kairat this afternoon. This tie is a must-win game for the home side.

Kamara helped his Kaisar side defeated Irtysh Pavlodar FK last week Saturday and the only goal was scored by Duman Narzildaev.

FK Kaisar has only managed three wins in their last 15 top-flight matches’ losings five and seven draws amassing 16 points leaving them fourth from bottom.

He made 30 appearances last season and scored a goal.

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