Covid-19 hit El Merreikh were annihilated 3-0 by Simba SC, without their Nigerian imports Tony Edjomariegwe and Adeleye Aniyikaye on Tuesday.
The Sudanese side disclosed they recorded eight COVID-19 cases one hour ahead of their encounter against Tanzania’s Simba SC in the fourth round of Group A.
The club stated that they have presented an urgent complaint against Simba accusing them of manipulating the test results.
Since El Merreikh team arrived in Dar es Salaam, Simba SC decided to play the game outside the pitch with such bad treatment and selected 8 players from the El Merreikh squad perfectly to ban them due to Covid-19.
Abdelrahman Isaac, Bakhit Khamis, Ahmed Abdelmoneim, Tajeddin Yaqoub, Ramadan Ajab, Tony Edjomariegwe, Bakri Al Madina and Saif Ad Damazin were the players who tested positive for Covid-19.
El Merreikh are competing for the Sudanese Premier League title with their arch-rivals Al-Hilal.
It’s on the continental level where the club is struggling and they succumbed 3-0 to Simba. Goals from Luis Miquissone, Mohamed Husseini and Chris Mugalu helped Simba win at home.