Sudan target second CHAN finals appearance

Sudan target second CHAN finals appearance
Omer Mahmoud Kosti of Sudan

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Aug 18, 2017. 19:30

Sudan will lock horns with Ethiopia in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers on Saturday.

The Central East Zone second-leg game will take place at the El Obeid Stadium in the Sudanese city of Obeid.

The two sides played to a 1-1 stalemate in the first-leg encounter which was played last weekend.

Abdurhamn Mubark was the hero for Ethiopia as he grabbed a late equalizer, after Saifeldeen Malik had given Sudan the lead.

The encounter was played at the Hawassa International Stadium in the Ethiopian city of Awasa.

Sudan have participated in the CHAN finals once and they finished third in the 2011 tournament as the hosts.

Ethiopia have taken part in the last three CHAN finals. But they are yet to reach the knockout stages of the tournament.

The winner on aggregate between Sudan and Ethiopia will advance to next year's finals which will be hosted by Kenya.

Referee Andrew Otieno, who was born in Kenya, will be in charge of the second-leg encounter.

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