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AL HILAL OF SUDAN

AL HILAL OF SUDAN

Al Hilal Club nicknamed “Seed al-Balad” meaning (The Leader of the Country) is the most successful football club in Sudan, founded in 1930 – some 88 years ago.

Their home ground is the magnificent 62, 000 Al Hilal Stadium, Omdurman, Khartoum State, Sudan.

Nationally, the team has won the Sudan Premier League 26 times, Sudan Cup 5 times, Khartoum League 16 times.

In Africa, Al Hilal has made 31 appearances in the CAF Champions League finishing as finalist twice in 1987 and 1992. The team has appeared 9 times in the CAF Confederation Cup and Arab Cup Winners Cup twice reaching the final in 2001, while in Cecafa clubs competitions, The Blue Wave side has made 8 appearances.

Today, the team faces Akwa United by 4pm at the Nest of Champions having won the Uyo-based side 2-0 in the first leg playoff round of the CAF Confederation Cup with the host needing three unreplied goals to go through to the money spinning group stage.

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