NOMADS TO FACE FK SARAJEVO IN CHAMPIONS' LEAGUE



Date Published: Sunday, 9th August, 2020 - 3:45pm by Nik Mesney


Connah's Quay Nomads will face Bosnian side, FK Sarajevo in the UEFA Champions' League First Qualifying Round.

The draw, conducted on Sunday morning at UEFA Headquarters in Nyon saw The Nomads with the potential to face a third Serbian team in Red Star Belgrade, a possible match up against ex Cefn Druids man Alec Mudimu at Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol, or the possibility of facing Bosnian Champions, FK Sarajevo.

The draw saw The Nomads come out of the bowl on the home side of the tie, with FK Sarajevo coming out next, meaning that we will face the Bosnian side at Cardiff City Stadium.

The match will take place on Wednesday 19th August with a 7:00pm kick off. We will also aim to announce information regarding broadcast of the game, along with media accreditation to the game.

Who are FK Sarajevo?
The team from the capital of Bosnia were actually founded in the same year as Connah's Quay Nomads, 1946 , and play their home games at the 34,500 capacity Kosevo City Stadium. Sarajevo won the 2019/20 Liga 12 (Bosnia and Herzegovina Premier League), finishing three points above second placed Zeljeznicar. They won 13 of their 22 league games, drawing six and losing three as they won the league in back-to-back season having won the 2018/19 campaign also.

FK Sarajevo in Europe
Last season saw Sarajevo enter the Champions' League at the same stage of the competition, finding themselves drawn against Scottish giants, Celtic. The Scots won 5-2 on aggregate across the two legs which then saw them advance to Qualifying Round Three of the Europa League due to receiving a bye in Round Two. They would however lose out in Round Three to Belarusian side BATE Borisov, losing 2-1 on aggregate. They have reached the Europa League Play Off stage twice, losing out on both ocassions, to Borussia Monchengladbach in 2015 and toe CFR Cluj in 2010.

UEFA Head of Club Compeititions Michael Heselschwerdt draw Connah's Quay Nomads out of the pot | © UEFA