Sudanese al-Hilal players celebrate a goal by Edward Sadomba
Edward Sadomba completed a memorable week by scoring the goals that earned Al Hilal a 2-0 win over Al Ahly Shandy Friday in an all-Sudan CAF Confederation Cup matchday 5 clash.
The 29-year-old Zimbabwe striker scored late in the first half and midway through the second in sauna-like Omdurman as Hilal clinched a semi-finals place in the second-tier African club competition.
Hilal have 11 points and bitter domestic rivals Al Merreikh 10 and their mid-October derby will decide who tops Group A, which is completed by Angolan police outfit InterClube.
Sadomba has netted five times in the Confederation Cup this season, making him joint leading scorer with Ismaila Diarra from Malian club CO Bamako, who were eliminated during the qualifiers.
His performances in Africa and Sudan earned him a place this week among 32 candidates for the 2012 CAF Africa-based Footballer of the Year, and he was also cleared of match-fixing allegations.
Sadomba was among a group of Zimbabwe stars barred from playing for the national team while an independent committee probes claims that the country deliberately lost matches on tours to Asia during the past decade.