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Petro set for Europa League action

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Malawi national football team defender Charles Petro will continue gaining European football experience when his Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol faces Dundalk of Ireland in a Europa League third round qualifying round tomorrow.

Sheriff were drawn against Dundalk following their exit from Uefa Champions League after the side lost to Azerbaijan side Qarabag Agdam 2-1 in a second round away tie.

Petro said Europa League was another big competition in the world which will help him gain exposure.

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“The Europa League is also regarded as the best competition so I cannot wait for the match. Our main focus is to reach the fourth round. As a player my duty is to help the club win this match,” said the former Nyasa Big Bullets defender.

Petro will be part of the Flames squad that will face Burkina Faso in back to back 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in November.

Meanwhile, football analyst Kelvin Moyo said Petro can secure a good move as scouts also use the Europa League to identify players for top teams in the world.

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“Charles (Petro) is still playing at big stage where there is a lot of pressure. A lot of scouts are involved at this stage. I just hope the team will win two or three matches to gain exposure,” he said.

Petro joined Sheriff from Bullets in January this year.

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