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Al Merrikh advance to Champions League group stage at the expense of Zanaco

Al Merrikh advance to Champions League group stage at the expense of Zanaco

Sudanese giants Al Merrikh celebrated their return to Champions League by reaching the group stage, beating Zambia’s Zanaco 4-2 on aggregate.

In the first leg, the Zambian team lost 3-0 looking to turn the tables in Lusaka.

But it was Al Merrikh took the lead at the Heroes Stadium after just 13 minutes through Tony Edjomariegwe Omayurue to take an aggregate 4-0 lead that made their mission a lot easier.

Zanaco restored parity on the evening after 23 minutes through Emmanuel Manda as the first half ended 1-1.

Three minutes from time Abraham Siankombo gave Zanaco a moral win but without stopping Al Merrikh from advancing to the mini league stage.

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