Sudan 1 – 0 Ghana: Falcons of Jedaine leave it late to stun Black Stars


Sudan have kept their hopes of qualifying to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2012 alive after an impressive 1-0 victory against Ghana on Tuesday.

Black Stars coach C.K Akonnor made five changes to the starting XI that won the first leg in Cape Coast last Thursday.

Jefferey Schlupp and Mubarak Wakaso were handed starts, as did Legon Cities goalkeeper Fatau Dauda who was given a late call up to replace Richard Ofori who was suspended for the game.

In a tight and cagey first half, chances were few and far between at the Hilal stadium in Omdurman.

The home team came closest to opening the scoring in the 27th minute but Fatau Dauda produced a stunning save from point blank range to deny Abdul Rahman.

Ghana came out after half-time and looked instantly more assertive, going close through Jordan Ayew but their tempo dropped again as the home began to dictate the pace of the game.

The match looked destined to end in a draw until the 90th minute when Mohammed Abdul Rahman scored to grab a late winner for the North Africans.

The result means that Group C has been blown wide open after match day 4.

Ghana still leads the pack with 9 points, South Africa on 9 points, Sudan on 6 points and São Tomé on 0 points with two rounds of matches to go.