Striker Sheka Fofanah says he is looking forward to playing in the Arab Club Champions Cup on Wednesday in Lebanon.

The forward, who scored on his CAF Champions League debut for Al Merreikh in a 2-1 win over Township Rollers in Khartoum in February, is hoping to help his Sudanese club get a positive result.

Al-Merrikh of Sudan will take on Syrian club Al-Jaish on Wednesday, August 1st in the first leg doubleheader at the Zgharta Sports Complex in Lebanon.

Mirdachiyyé Stadium is a 5,000-capacity and it is the home ground of Salam Zgharta football club.

The former Frýdek-Místek striker joined Al-Merrikh Sporting Club on a two-year deal in December since then he has registered nine goals.

The 20-year-old, who notably bagged a debut brace and is now focusing on winning something with his new side in Sudan.

“Always be ready because you never know who is watching at an international stage like this,” he told Football Sierra Leone from Lebanon.

“This is a great competition and I’m here to do my best at a different level. If we can get a positive result the return leg in Sudan will be up to us to complete the job,” Fofanah added.

The 2018–19 Arab Club Champions Cup is the 28th season (not including 1990) of the Arab World’s inter-club football tournament organized by Union of Arab Football Associations, (UAFA).

This is the first season since it was renamed from the Arab Club Championship to the Arab Club Champions Cup.


Wednesday 1 August 2018
Al-Jaish Syria – Al-Merrikh Sudan
Zgharta Stadium, Zgharta.

11 August 2018
Al-Merrikh Sudan – Syria Al-Jaish
Al-Merrikh Stadium, Omdurman.

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