Caps Unitedâ€™s opponents in Sundayâ€™s CAF Confederations CupÂ 2nd Leg tie, Al Hilal of Sudan arrived in the countryÂ Wednesday afternoon, butÂ without their top player Edward Sadomba.
The enterprising Sadomba, who was instrumental in Caps Unitedâ€™s defeat in the first leg in Khartoum, was not part of the travelling party, but is however expected to jet into the country tomorrow afternoon to tackle his countrymen head-on on familiar territory come Sunday.
Al Hilal manager, Saad Osman said the stage is perfectly set for the Sudanese side to advance to the group stage.
â€Al Hilal is the second biggest team in Sudan, but Caps United is also a good side even though we beat them heavily in the first leg. The match should be very interesting and weâ€™re looking forward to winning it to qualify for the group stage,â€said Osman.
Sudanâ€™s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Elsiddieg Abdalla said the match is important not only from a sporting point of view, but in reinforcing the already existing strong bilateral relations between Zimbabwe and Sudan.
â€œThe match will definitely cement the brotherly relationship between Sudan and Zimbabwe that has been there for many years.
“Sport unites people and I hope the match will bring the peoples of the two countries together as Africans despite the two teams fighting for a place in the next stage of the competition. It should be an exciting match,â€ said Abdalla.
Al Hilal carry a comfortable cushion into the second leg of their CAF Confederations Cup showdown after beating Caps United 5-0Â in the first leg in Khartoum.
Although the Green Machineâ€™s task looks insurmountable, fingers are crossed that on Sunday, theyâ€™ll play themselves to a standstill in an effort to overturn the five goal deficit and navigate their way into the group stage of the Confederations Cup for the very first time.