Al Khartoum Watani SC of Sudan’s coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has disclosed his excitement after recording his first league win in Sudan following his team’s win at Kober SC in a match day four fixture. “I’m happy we won, we had a good pre-season, but somehow we did not get off in the season the right way”, Amuneke said from Sudan moments after the game. Tuesday’s clash at the 23,000-capacity Khartoum Stadium on Army Road, was Al-Khartoum’s first win in four games and the 2015 U17 FIFA World Cup-winning coach in Chile said it has lifted his team going into Friday’s trip to Koster. “We drew two, both games ending scoreless and lost one. “This is our first league win in four games so far played and we are happy. “At least, the players will be in good spirit going into our next game which is yet another away match”.
The former Zamalek of Egypt and FC Barcelona star paid glowing tribute to his players for their doggedness. “The players fought a good battle and I must commend them and the fans who rooted for us,” he saluted. “Yes, like I always say, the team are not yet a finished product. “We’ll continue to work hard to get better. “It is still work in progress till we get there”. This year’s Sudanese top league will go through an abridged format with four teams from each group clashing in a playoff that will eventually produce the four teams to represent the country in next year’s CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup competitions.