Sudan breezes past Chad

Sudan breezes past Chad
Walaa Eldin Musa Yagoub of Sudan (second from right0 ) celebrates goal during the 2018 Chan football game between Sudan and Mauritania at Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, Morocco on 17 January 2018 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Sep 05, 2019. 18:00

Ramadan Agab’s scored a hattrick to ensure Sudan a comfortable 3-1 away win over Chad in their World Cup first round, first leg qualifier in Ndjamena on Thursday.

He scored early in the first half and then added two more after the break to hand Sudan a handy lead to take home for the return leg at the Al Merreikh Stadium in Khartoum on Tuesday.

Agab squeezed a shot in between the post and goalkeeper Adoum Defallah for the first goal after 13 minutes, striking from the edge of the penalty area.

His second, in the 67th minute, came after a horror error from Defallah who hit his goal kick straight at Agab, who needed no second invitation to put the ball in the back.

A third seemed inevitable after Chad cleared off their line in the 71st minute and it was Agab’s predatory skills on display again as he hammered home a rebound from close range in the 73rd minute to complete his hattrick.

Chad’s consolation goal came from the penalty spot as captain Ezechiel N’Douassel tucked away a 85th minute spot kick. It was a soft decision in favour of the home team by referee Bangaly Konate from Guinea.

The outcome might have been a whole lot different when Marius Mouandilmadji came on as a substitute and was immediately into action, running with pace onto a ball through the middle, rounding the goalkeeper but then hitting his effort flush against the upright.

Had it gone in, it would have been a 1-1 scoreline and the final outcome might have been a whole lot different.

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