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Sudan beats South Africa to qualify

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                Sudan is the 18th team to qualify for the finals of the next African Cup of Nations (CAN 2021) football.  The Sudanese beat and eliminated the South Africans 2-0, this March 28, 2021 in Omdurman.  They finished second in Group C behind Ghanaians who beat Sao Tome and Principe 3-1.

                                    <p><span><span><span>South Africa has certainly won the presidency of the African Football Confederation (CAF) with the victory of Patrice Motsepe on March 12 in Rabat.  But on the pitch, we are not ready to see South African football shine.  Or at least not at the next African Cup of Nations for men (CAN 2021).</span></span></span>

The Bafana Bafana failed to qualify for the “CAN 2021” [1] in Cameroon when a draw in Sudan was enough for them, in group C of the qualifiers.

In Omdurman, this March 27, 2021, the South African selection was the victim of a mixture of bad luck and glaring weaknesses. Quite the opposite of the Sudanese who opened the scoring in the 5th minute. On a free kick from the left, Saifeldin Maki scored with an uncrossed header: 1-0. Launched on the left, Abdelrahman Yousif, he then opens the way to the goal with a leg pass. He concludes with a powerful cross shot: 2-0, 31st.

Hubert Velud has won his bet

Visitors can only blame themselves. In the 12th minute, they had three chances to equalize in quick succession. But the goalkeeper Ali Abdalla Aboeshren interposed on a header and then a strike from close range. Between these two occasions, the ball hit his crossbar.

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Led to the score, the South Africans struggled for a long time to take initiatives in the second half. The Sudan team took the opportunity to place some dangerous blocks. The latter, absent since her quarter-final at CAN 2012, finds the African Cup of Nations. His French coach, Hubert Velud, has won his bet: the Sudanese will accompany the Ghanaians (winners 3-1 from Sao Tome) to CAN 2021.

[1] The African Football Confederation (CAF) has decided that the competition will continue to be called CAN 2021, despite its postponement to 2022.


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