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Dawda Bah's HJK proceed to Champions League 3rd Round

Jul 23, 2010, 3:15 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

Gambian international Dawda Bah and Finish Champions HJK Helsinki beat Ekranas 2-0 at home to book a spot in the third round of the champion's league qualifiers on Wednesday.

HJK turn down a 1-0 away win by Ekranas last week in the second round qualifiers to set a date with Serbia's FK Partizan next week Wednesday in Belgrade.

The return leg will be play on August 4th at the HJK Finnair Stadium.

HJK coach Antti Muurinen is the only coach to have led a Finnish team to the UEFA Champions League group stage, after taking them there 12 years ago.

Now back at the helm of the club, he is aiming to repeat the feat which will give chance to the Gambian international Dawda Bah to play at Europe's most competitive league championship.

Meanwhile, in the Finnish Veikkausliga, Dawda Bah's leading HJK Helsinki at 30 points will continue their title run when they play away to FC Haka on Saturday.

Closest opponents: Demba Savages and FC Honka at 24 points will take on TPS on Sunday.