Silkmen set to give Iraqi debut

September 9, 2004
Macclesfield versus Grimsby may not be the most fashionable of fixtures, but those who watch this weekend's clash at Moss Rose could witness a piece of sporting history.

If, as expected, Jassim Swadi Fayadh makes his debut for the hosts, he will become the first Iraqi to play League football in England.

A 30-year-old left winger, Fayadh arrived on a free transfer last month with 40 international caps and 14 goals to his name.

He caught the eye of Macclesfield scouts ...

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