Al Ahly target red-hot Sadomba

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FORMER Dynamos star winger Edward Sadomba is wanted by reigning African champions Al Ahly of Egypt.

HENRY MHARA

According to media reports from Egypt yesterday, negotiations for Sadomba have reached an advanced stage with the player expected to fly to Cairo anytime soon to conclude the deal with the Egyptian glamour club.

“Zimbabwe’s Edward Sadomba received a phone call last night from Al Ahly coach Hossam Al-Badri with the desire of signing him officially,” reported an Egyptian newspaper yesterday.

The player and his agent Abu Bakar Mustafa are awaiting the official invitation of the Egyptian club to travel to Cairo to enter into direct negotiations there.

The newspaper added that negotiations between the parties started before Al Ahly travelled to Japan early this month where they participated in the Club World Cup tournament.

“Ahly has been doing secret negotiations and were serious with Sadomba before the team travelled to Japan.”

If the deal materialised as expected, Sadomba is likely to reunite with his former club Dynamos in the Confederations of African Football Champions League tournament.

Dynamos and Al Ahly are set to meet in the second round of the continent’s premier club cup competition; that is if the two clubs manage to manoeuver their way into the later stages of the tournament.

Sadomba’s stock has been rising significantly since joining Sudanese giants Al Hilal in 2009.

He was nominated twice by Confederation of African Football (Caf) among the best African players based in Africa in 2011 and 2012.
In addition, the speedy winger was last month crowned Sudan’s leading all-time scorer in Caf competitions, breaking the 10-year-old record held by Faisal Al Jab.

Sadomba’s five goals for Al Hilal ensured he ended the 2012 Caf Confederation Cup campaign as the joint top scorer with AC Leopards’ Rudy Guelord Bhebey-Ndey and Ismaila Diarra, who plays for CO Bamako in Mali.

The Confederation Cup Golden Boot winners were confirmed in November in which underdogs AC Leopards of Congo Brazzaville won after beating Djoliba of Mali 4-3 on aggregate.

With the five goals, Sadomba took his continental tally to 23 in the three-and-a-half seasons that he has been at Al Hilal and was rewarded with a trophy by the Sudan Football Association.

The all-time top scoring record in Caf competitions of 20 goals had belonged to veteran El Merreikh striker Al Jab, who had held on to it for the last decade until Sadomba overtook him.

In 2011, Sadomba also won the Caf Champions League Golden Boot with six goals in addition to finishing as top goal scorer in the Sudan Cup for three consecutive years – 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Sadomba was also Dynamos’ top scorer with six goals when the reigning league champions reached the 2008 Champions League semi-finals before falling to Cotonsport Garoua.

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