Ahmed Noor holds his Al Merreikh jersey aloft
Sudanese giants snap up Tusker Youth graduate
By Zachary Oguda | Wed 11 Jan, 2017 20:26

Abdiaziz Ahmed Noor popularly known as Ozil among his peers has penned a two year contract with Sudanese giants Al Merreikh. Prior joining Merreikh, Ahmed has been in the books of South Sudanese side Atlabara where he joined from Tusker Youth.

Al-Merrikh Sporting Club is a Sudanese football club based in Omdurman. Their home stadium is Al-Merrikh Stadium, which is locally known as The Red Castle. Founded in 1908, Al-Merrikh is one of the oldest football clubs in Africa, and have won the Sudan Premier League 20 times and Sudan Cup 24 times. Al-Merrikh means Mars in Arabic.

"I am privileged to sign for a big club like Al Merreikh. I didn't imagine it will turn out to be this way when I just joined Atlabara in a tournament that eventually was scouted by Mereikh. 

"I look forward to this challenge and hope to help the club do well in the new season, " he told Soka. 

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Rivalry

The club share a fierce rivalry with Al-Hilal, the games between them regularly selling out, as well as being the only other realistic challenger to the league crown. Al-Hilal are also based in Omdurman with only Al-Ardha Street separating the teams and between them they are Sudan's most powerful and successful football clubs.

Merreikh finished second on the Sudan Premier League table with 77 points, ten points below leaders Al Hilal Ondurman.

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Zachary Oguda

Twitter: @zaxoguda

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