Sunday Nov 18, 2018. 12:00
Sudan will be playing for pride when they go in search of their first win in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign when they face Madagascar in a Group A match at CNAPS Stadium on Sunday.
Sudan are unable to qualify for the Afcon proper next year as they currently sit bottom of Group A with zero points following four losses from four games.
Sudan’s first match in their qualifying campaign back in June last year was against Madagascar and they suffered a 3-1 loss. They followed that up with a 1-0 loss against Equatorial Guinea in September of this year. Last month they also suffered to consecutive losses to Senegal (3-0 on October 13 and 1-0 on October 16).
Madagascar, on the other hand, will be fighting for top spot in Group A as they currently occupy second place on the standings with ten points, three points behind Senegal who beat Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.
Madagascar are yet to lose a match in their qualifying campaign. They started with a 3-1 win over Sudan in June last year, followed by a 2-2 draw against Senegal in September of this year. Most recently Madagascar registered back-to-back wins over Equatorial Guinea, beating them 1-0 twice on October 13th and 16th.
This will only be the second meeting between Sudan and Madagascar.