Sudan leaving nothing to chance against Sierra Leone


Sudan’s Head Coach Mohamed Mazda Abdallah has been handed an opportunity to assess his team with a friendly match against local club side on Tuesday.

Technician Mazda will use the pre-2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers friendly against Hilal El Obayed to identify the winning formula against Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. 

Photo: Mudather-Eltaib-El-Tahir aka Karika celebrates scoring twice for Sudan in the 2012 Nations Cup defeating Burkina Faso 2-1 in the final Group B game in Bata.

The Falcons of Jediane are preparing to face Sierra Leone in a Group I clash this Sunday at their 35,000 seater Khartoum Sports Stadium.

Mazda, who was in-charge when the Sudan team featured in the 2013 Afcon, is desperate for a home win.

Prominent Sudanese journalist in the UK, Abdul Musa (@PepJunior1) told on Monday that they are determined to take all three points in Khartoum.

“Yes, of course, this is one of the must-win matches if Sudan is to stand any chances of qualification.

“We all know it’s a tough group especially with only one of CIV, Sudan and Sierra Leone advancing, home games are a must win for Sudan.

Sudan is in Group I of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers alongside Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and host Gabon.

By Alie Bittar


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