Former Ghana U20 left back Arago Jamal has secured qualification to the second round of the UEFA Europa Conference League with Kosovo side FK Drita.
The qualification came on the back of the 1-0 away win over Montenegro side FC Dećić at the Stadion Pod Goricom in Podgorica.
Jamal lasted the entire duration of the game in holding midfield role, inspiring his side to the all-important win.
FK Drita had won the first leg 2-1 in Kosovo, hence qualifying to the second round of the competition with a 3-1 aggregate.
The Ghanaian was not just outstanding but was instrumental in his side’s qualification as his performance in both legs has heightened interest in him by some clubs in mainstream Europe.
A wonderful strike by North Mecedonia striker Andrian Cuculi with just two minutes to end proceedings gave the visiting side the win in Montenegro.
Jamal and his FK Drita side will then lock horns with Dutch Eredivisie side Feyenoord in the second round of the competition.
Arago has been an incredible performer for FK Drita in the Kosovo Premier League, playing various positions on the field including holding midfield and central defence.
Having managed to scoop 8 Man of the Match Awards and appearing in the Superliga Team of the Week on 6 occasions, Jamal is expected to use his incredible form to propel Drita to the height of the competition.
The UEFA Europa Conference League
The UEFA Europa Conference League competition is scheduled to run from the 2021–22 season, and will serve as the bottom level of the existing UEFA Europa League.
The competition will primarily be contested by teams from lower-ranked UEFA member associations.
No teams will qualify directly to the group stage, with 10 teams eliminated in the Europa League play-offs and the rest coming from the Europa Conference League qualifiers.
The teams which have finished 7th in the Premier League, Bundesliga and Serie A will enter the final qualifying round directly.
The winners of the competition are awarded a position in the Europa League the following season, unless they qualify for the Champions League.