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Sudan Coach, Burhan Tia, Raises Alarm Ahead of Fierce AFCON Clash With Super Eagles of Nigeria
- Nigeria vs Sudan is beginning to garner reactions as both sides are set to clash in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
- Nigeria top Group D following a 1-0 win over Egypt, while Sudan on the other hand played a 0-0 draw with Guinea Bissau
- The Falcons of Jediane coach has, however, stated that their game against the Super Eagles will be a tough one
Coach of the Sudanese national team, Burhan Tia, has admitted that their Africa Cup of Nations clash with Nigeria will be a pretty difficult game.
The tactician saw his side play a 0-0 draw with Guinea-Bissau in their Group D opener and their next game will be against the Super Eagles on Saturday.
Nigeria defeated one of the tournament favourites Egypt at the Stade Roumde Adija, Garoua on Tuesday following a first half strike by Kelechi Iheanacho.
Augustine Eguavoen’s side dominated proceedings for most parts of the game as pundits are beginning to tip the three time champions for this year’s title.
Coach Burhan Tia has disclosed that it would be tough playing the Super Eagles, but his side are already prepared for the battle.
He told media after their draw with Guinea-Bissau via Complete Sports:
“It will not be easy, as well as facing Egypt, but these are matches that we have put in our minds and our program before the tournament.”
Nigeria top Group D with three points, while Sudan and Guinea-Bissau have one point each. Egypt are bottom of the group with zero point.
Egypt coach blasts referee
Egypt head coach Carlos Queiroz has criticized centre referee Bakary Gassama following the Pharaohs’ 1-0 defeat to the Super Eagles in their opening game of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Kingfut reports.
Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy was the hero for the Pharaohs as he kept out more attempts by the Nigerians making crucial saves to prevent Taiwo Awoniyi, Chidera Ejuke and Moses Simon from doubling the Super Eagles advantage.
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Star forward Mohammed Salah had an uninspiring game leading the attack as he was largely caged by the brilliance of the defensive partnership of Ekong and Omeruo limiting the Liverpool top scorer to just one shot on target.
Ivory Coast 1-0 Equatorial Guinea
Sports Brief earlier reported that Ivory Coast have had a bright start to their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after seeing off Equatorial Guinea in their Group E opener.
The Elephants stunned Equatorial Guinea 1-0 during their Wednesday, January 12, meeting at Douala Stadium.
Max-Alain Gradel's goal inside five minutes of action made all the difference as Ivory Coast secured a vital win.
The win now has the 2015 AFCON champions sitting top of Group E after holders Algeria were held to a frustrating barren draw by Sierra Leone.