Emmanuel Banda and Edward Chilufya off to Hungary ahead of imminent UCL debut
Zambian duo of winger Edward Chilufya and midfielder Emmanuel Banda is part of the Djurgadens IF 21-member squad that left for Hungary this morning ahead of their UEFA Champions League match tomorrow.
Chilufya and Banda have become very influential members of coach Kim Bergstrand’s squad are expected to be very vital in the team’s journey in Europe.
The 2017 U-20 AFCON winning duo are expected to make their debuts in Europe’s most prestigious competition.
Klockan 11:00 lyfte planet till Ungern. 22 spelare finns med på planet men matchtruppen får max bestå av 18 man. Vilka det är presenterar vi efter kvällens träningspass (19:00) på matcharenan. I morgon spelar vi Champions League-kval!@Kwalks8 @aslakwitry pic.twitter.com/SQv2pAHWhM
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The duo was on target over the weekend netting a goal each to help Stockholms stolthet beat Örebro 3-0 in a Swedish Allsvenskan encounter on Saturday.
Djurgadens will face Hungarian side Ferencvaros in the first qualifying round of the Champions League tomorrow at 19:00hrs at the Groupama Aréna in Budapest.
Should they manage to negotiate their way past Ferencvaros they will face either Scottish giants Celtic or Reykjavik who are waiting in the second qualifying round.
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