For the first time ever, a Jordanian club participated in the group stage of the AFC Champions League (ACL), the biggest continental clubs tournament in Asia. But it wasn’t the first time that Lebanese players participated in this elite competition. Roda Antar was the piooner with the Chinese club Shandong. Ali Hamam was the first Lebanese to provide an assist with Zob Ahan.
With Al Wehdat, Ahmad Zreik and Soony Saad wrote history.
In Jordan, they will always be remembered as the players who gave Al Wehdat the first two wins in the ACL. Against the Saudi club Al Nasr, Ahmad Zreik scored a goal and the provided an assist. He was chosen as man of the match. Against the Iranian Foolad Khuzestan, Soony Saad scored the lone goal of the game. They are already the fans’ favourites.
In Lebanon, Ahmad Zreik will be remembered as the first Lebanese player to score in the AFC Champions League. Soony Saad will be remembered as the second Lebanese player to score in this elite competition.
Unfortunately, Al Wehdat couldn’t progress to the round of 16.