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Al Merreikh overpower arch rivals Hilal to retain Sudan Cup title

Kenya’s ace striker Allan Wanga and Uganda rising young goalie Jamal Salim Magoola are key men in the current Al Merreikh squad


2014 Sudan Cup:

Al Merreikh 3-1 Al Hilal

(Al Merreikh – Abdullah Dufor, Ayman Saeed, Raji Abdelatti; Al Hilal – Bakri AbdelGadir)

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AL Merreikh on Sunday won their 25th Sudan Cup title and the third in a row in recent times with a 3-1 defeat of Omdurman arch rivals Al Hilal at the Khartoum Stadium.

Al Merreikh maintained an unbroken streak since lifting their 22nd title in 2012. The giant club, thus, now holds the Sudan League and Cup title as well as the Cecafa [Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations] Kagame Cup Club Championship.

Four points

Although with a match in hand, Al Merreikh trail Al Hilal by four points in the race for the 2014 League title. With two matches to go, Al Hilal are on top of the table with 61 points.

Kenya’s ace striker Allan Wanga and Uganda rising young goalie Jamal Salim Magoola are key men in the current Al Merreikh squad.

Sudan League standings:

Team                                                                   

 Al Hilal Omdurman
Al Merreikh
Al Ahli Shendi
Al Khartoum
Al Rabta Kosti
Merreikh Al Fashir
Al Ahli Khartoum
Amal Atbara
Ahli Atbara
Hilal Al Fashir
Al Hilal Kadougli
Al Nsoor
Al Nil
Ittihad Wad Medani

 

MP

24
23
23
24
23
24
23
25
24
22
22
21
24
22

 

Pts

61
57
42
37
36
36
31
26
25
25
23
23
13
9