Ariwachukwu Seeks Confederation Cup Consolation

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Al-Hilal of Sudan recent signing, Emmanuel Ariwachukwu
Al-Hilal of Sudan recent signing, Emmanuel Ariwachukwu

Al-Hilal of Sudan recent signing, Emmanuel Ariwachukwu has set his sight on helping the club reach the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup, as consolation for missing out on the CAF Champions League.

Ahead of their play-off fixture later this month against Mukrana Victory of Rwanda, footballlive.ng reports that the former Akwa United of Uyo sensation and his teammates want the Confederation Cup group stage as compensation for their lost target of becoming African champions.

Despite the setback, Ariwachukwu said he his happy that Al-Hilal began the domestic season and stepped up their bright start with a 4-0 victory over Al-Shotra on Sunday.

The Khartoum-based side will now travel to Hay Al Arab for their fifth match of the campaign, and the former home-based Eagles star hopes they will maintain their great start to the season.

The 25-year-old stopper, who joined the club in October, said he is very thrilled to help Al-Hila go unbeaten in four games and yet to concede a goal, as they stand joint top in Group B of the table with 10 points.

Ariwachukwu stated: “I’m happy to have been part of the good start with my new club here in Sudan.

“It’s a new terrain for me and I’m happy I’m adjusting to it very well. The only painful part was our loss in the CAF Champions League qualifiers.

“Hopefully, we will make amends in the Confederations Cup. We are playing a team from Rwanda, Mukrama Victory.

“Our goal is to reach the group stages. (For that) we will approach it just like all our league games so far.”

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