Ethiopia, Sudan set sights on CHAN qualification

Ethiopia, Sudan set sights on CHAN qualification

by Bertin Basson

Friday Aug 11, 2017. 15:48

Ethiopia and Sudan will go toe-to-toe in a Central East Zone Third Round 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) first-leg qualifier at the Hawassa International Stadium in Awasa on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 15h00 CAT.

The two nations booked their place in the final round of qualifying with respective wins over Djibouti and Burundi and will now set their sights on sealing a ticket to next year's showpiece in Kenya.

Ethiopia have in their history qualified for two CHAN tournaments, bowing out of the competition at the group stages on both occasions.

Sudan's only showing at the tournament came on home soil in 2011, with the Falcons of Jediane claiming the bronze medal.

In head-to-head stats, Sudan hold a slight edge over the Walia Ibex with 13 wins in 29 previous meetings compared to 10 for their opponents.

Ethiopia, though, are ranked a whopping 32 places above Sudan in the latest FIFA World Rankings.

The reverse fixture will take place in a week's time.

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