Al Hilal Obeid line up before one of the group C games Credit: Courtesy
[/media-credit] Al Hilal Obeid line up before one of the group C games Credit: Courtesy

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) passed a resolution to reinstate Sudan clubs into the inter-club competitions after FIFA lifted the ban on their national FA.

The Football’s world governing body suspended the SFA a couple of weeks but after sorting their problems, the ban was lifted a week later but their clubs Al Hilal Obeid (CAF Confederation Cup) plus Al Hilal Omdurman and El Merriekh (CAF Champions League) were affected as the ban meant they couldn’t compete outside their boundaries.

However, at the CAF symposium in Morocco early this week, a resolution was passed to allow them back into the competitions but the biggest beneficiaries were Al Hilal Obeid who stays in contention despite losing the last group games by forfeiture.

The Committee noted the lifting of the suspension of Sudan by FIFA and indicated that the Sudanese clubs engaged in the Total CAF Champions League and Total CAF Confederation Cup are not disqualified, but in accordance with the regulations, are declared losers of the Day Six matches of the group stage.

As a result, Sudanese club, Hilal El Obeid is qualified for the quarterfinals of the Total CAF Confederation Cup.

Obeid will now face off against holders TP Mazembe of DR Congo in the last eight having finished second in group C, behind log leaders Zesco United of Zambia, new home to Davis Kasirye.

By being declared losers of the last group games, Jamal Salim Magoola and El Merriekh miss out on a chance to play in the quarter finals of the Total CAF Champions League as they remain third in the group that also had rivals Al Hilal.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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