El Merreikh entertains their eternal rivals El Hilal in the Sudanese derby this Friday (13 July 2018), at the Merreikh stadium in Omdurman as the Elite division of the Sudanese Premier League enters its Day two matches.
Sudanese side, El Hilal progressed to the mini-league stage despite losing 3-1 to Akwa United in their 2nd 1/16th round second leg on Wednesday at the Uyo International Stadium.
El Hilal midfielder Azeez Shobowale is upbeat the Sudanese torchbearers can achieve qualification to the mini-league stage ahead of Akwa United of Nigeria, whom they face in the second leg on Wednesday away in Uyo.
Mozambican champions, UD Songo pulled a 3-1 win over Hilal Obied of Sudan in their first leg clash on Saturday in Beira.
Akwa United trainer Abdu Maikaba has admitted playing in front of a partisan crowd at the El Hilal Stadium of Sudanese giants El Hilal, requires Herculean effort and will therefore leave no stone unturned as he leads out his wards for the 2nd 1/16th round first leg on Sundy.
In Sudan, where a women's national football team remains a distant dream, Salma al-Majidi knew the only way to take part in her beloved sport was to coach... and that the players had to be men.
Sudanese side, Hilal Obied, pulled off one of the biggest wins of the 1/16th round after putting six goals past visiting Olympic of Burundi on Saturday in Obeid.
Township Rollers of Botswana masterminded one of the biggest upsets in continental club football when they eliminated Sudanese giants, El Merreikh
Sudanese giants Al Hilal edged visiting LISCR FC of Liberia 3-0 on Tuesday at the renovated Blue Jewel Stadium in Omdurman.
The representatives of South Sudan engaged for the Interclubs 2018 season, Al Salam Wau and Al Hilal Juba have been eliminated for failing to show up for their respective matches of the first leg of the preliminary round.