Teacher Kearney does his homework

Thursday, 29 June 2017

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IT may be approaching the end of the school year but for teacher Oran Kearney there's plenty of homework still to be done.
And the Coleraine manager is hoping his hard work makes the grade as he prepares the Bannsiders for a difficult looking Europa League tie against Norwegian outfit FK Haugesund.
The clubs meet in the Haugesund Stadion in the first leg this Thursday evening before the second leg back at the Showgrounds on July 6.
Currently eigth in their domestic Tippeligaen league, 'The Arabs' are unbeaten in their last six games and drew 1-1 away at bottom of the table Viking on Sunday.
They have appeared in the Europa League once before, back in 2014-15, when they defeated Welsh side Airbus UK Broughton 3-2 on aggregate in first qualifying round before losing 3-2 on aggregate to FK Sarajevo.
The squad contains a number of internationals and has a strong African influence, boasting a number of Nigerians including leading goalscorer Ibrahim Shuaibu and Somalian Liban Abdi Ali.
“A few people in the game I know who know Norwegian football quite well I'm waiting on them," admitted Oran at the weekend.
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