Sudan confident ahead of Ethiopia tie

Sudan coach Mohamed ‘Mazda’ Abdallah believes that they can qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The team which is currently training in Nairobi ahead of the crucial tie will leave for Addis Ababa on Friday.

The tactician who led the team to this year’s edition of the competition revealed that they will not undermine their opponents.

“The tie isn’t over, we have not yet finished. When we go to Ethiopia we plan to rectify our mistakes at the back and ensure we don’t concede like in the first leg which cost us and gave our opponents an advantage,” he told

“At the moment we have no injuries. We are a full squad to select from and only one player from Saudi Arabia is in the squad. However, the squad which played in the first leg is the same one that will feature in the second leg.”

“I will not look down on Ethiopia. They are a good team and we should respect them. That is the only way we can grind out a result out of them.”

Sudan won 5-3 in Khartoum and the return leg of the East Africa derby will decide who between the two represents the region this weekend.