Al-Hilal chasing first CAF Champions League win

Al-Hilal chasing first CAF Champions League win
Mudather El Tahir of Hilal (l) during the 2017 CAF Champions League football match between Hilal and Merreikh in Omdurman on 13 May 2017 ©Tayeb Afarah/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jun 20, 2017. 12:30

Tunisian side Etoile Sportive du Sahel are looking to consolidate their top spot in Group A of the CAF Champions League when they meet Al-Hilal Omdurman on Wednesday.

The Group A contest has all the ingredients of a thriller as the Tunisians will want a win to maximize their chances of reaching the knockout phases.

This match for the Tunisians comes after their 1-1 draw at home against the Sudanese outfit and this pushes them to get a win.

Although getting an away win will not come easy, Etoile will be motivated to go all out and ensure they consolidate their pole position.

Sahel defeated Ferroviario De Beira 5-0, claimed a 2-1 win over El-Merreikh and they drew against Omdurman just before the recent FIFA International break.

Sitting at number three with three points, Omdurman will chase their first win in the group and will need to be sharper in front of goal.

They have three draws so far and that is not good for their continental club competition campaign, and they will target a win at home.

Bagging a vital point away in Tunisia was motivating considering their stature in continental football.

Omdurman drew with Merreikh, Ferroviario as well as against Etoile in Tunis and a win will see them reach six points.

The match will be staged at 21:00 CAT at Al-Hilal Stadium in Omdurman, Sudan on Wednesday.



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