Al-Merrikh SC 2018-19 Home (#9- OSUNWA) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Joma Al-Merrikh SC 2018/19 home jersey featuring the number of Nigerian striker Kelechi Osunwa.
Al-Merrikh SC compete in the Sudan Premier League and are based in Omdurman, the most populated city in Sudan, lying on the western banks of the River Nile, opposite the capital, Khartoum. Al-Merrikh is one of the oldest football clubs in Africa and was founded under the name of Al-Masalma Sporting Club in 1908 before being renamed as Al-Merrikh (the Arabic word for the planet Mars) in 1927. Along with arch rivals Al-Hilal, Al-Merrikh are one of the two most successful clubs in Sudan, having won the league title on 21 occasions. In recent years, Al-Merrikh have had the edge of their rivals, winning the past three consecutive league titles in addition to the most recent Sudan Cup in 2018. The club has won the Sudan Cup a record total of 15 times since it began in 1990 and won 17 Khartoum League title prior to their withdrawal from the regional league in 1997. At continental level, the club has also achieved success, with their best result being a runner-up finish in the 2007 CAF Confederation Cup, losing to Tunisia’s CS Sfaxien in the final. Al-Merrikh also reached the semi-finals of the 2015 CAF Champions League, being defeated by eventual champions TP Mazembe 2-4 on aggregate.
Osunwa has been one of the top strikers in the Sudanese Premier League for many years since first signing for Al-Hilal in 2005. He holds the record of the all-time leading scorer in the league and has also been the top goal scorer in the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2016 seasons.