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Charles Petro set for Uefa Champions League second qualifier

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Malawi national football team defender Charles Petro is set for Uefa Champions League second match as his Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol travel to Azerbaijan for a second qualifying round.

Sheriff will face Azerbaijan side Qarabag Agdam FK at Tofiq Bahramov Stadium today.

Petro admitted it will not be easy to progress to the next round of the campaign but the former Nyasa Big Bullets defender was confident Sheriff would excel.

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“It is my wish to help my club to win this match. After last week’s match we encouraged each other to take the next game seriously as it is an away match. I will be glad if we win this match,” he said.

Petro became the second Malawian after former Flames forward Esau Kanyenda to play in the Champions League when Sheriff defeated Fola Esch of Luxembourg 2-0 last week in the first qualifying match.

Currently, Sheriff are leading the Moldovan league with 24 points from eight matches.

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Qarabag beat 4-0 Silekis FC of Macedonia to qualify for the second round of. Qarabag are currently leading the Azerbaijan Premier League with three points from a single match.

Meanwhile, football analyst Kelvin Moyo said Petro can secure lucrative moves because top teams use the Uefa Champions League to scout for promising talent

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