Sudanese tier Al Merriekh overturned a 0-3 first-leg deficit against Nigerian side Rivers United and qualified to the group stages of the CAF Champions League after sealing a 4-0 win.
Former Ittihad of Alexandria player Ashour El-Adham who joined Al Merriekh on a six-month loan move last year scored his team’s first goal in the 8th minute of the match and started one of the biggest comebacks in the history of the championship.
El Merriekh’s uprising was just starting as the team’s striker Bakri Al-Madina scored two goals before the first half ended crushing the Nigerian side’s defensive strategy. Substitute Mohamed Hashem later managed to score the fourth goal to seal a historic win for his side and throwing Rivers United out of the Champions League.
Although the Sudanese champions continued their match domination، they were not able to convert their ball possession to a goal. However، substitute Mohamed Hashem later managed to score the fourth goal to seal a historic win for his side and throwing Rivers United out of the Champions League.
The team qualified to the group stages on a 4-3 aggregate while Rivers United will be heading to the CAF Confederations Cup.