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AFCON 2021: Super Eagles’ Group Foes Guinea-Bissau, Sudan Settle For Draw 

AFCON 2021: Super Eagles’ Group Foes Guinea-Bissau, Sudan Settle For Draw 

Guinea-Bissau missed a late penalty as they were held by Sudan in their Group D opener in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Garoua.

Midfielder Pele saw his 82nd-minute spot-kick kept out by Sudan goalkeeper Ali Abdalla, with Toni Silva striking the bar on the rebound.

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Abdalla had been adjudged to have fouled Steve Ambri inside the area.

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Joseph Mendes also twice went close for Guinea-Bissau, heading against the post in the first half and seeing an effort cleared off the line late on.

The result means Guinea-Bissau have failed to score in each of their past five Nations Cup matches and now face an uphill battle to reach the knockout stage for the first time.

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Sudan, who were appearing in the tournament for the first time in 10 years, seemed content with a point at full-time with interim coach Burhan Tia managing the 1970 champions for the first time in a competitive match.

Sudan will face Nigeria in Group D on Saturday , while Guinea-Bissau take on Egypt the same day.

The group standing means the Eagles are top with Sudan and Guinea-Bissau in joint second while Egypt are bottom.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 2
  • Super eagles had no excuse not to defeat this other two competitors, nawa o na Egypt dey down of the group lol

     
  • Odimegwu Polipolo 1 week ago

    Only Cerezo could send Egypt down the table. Amaju Pinnick, we beg go throway ya peseiro somewhere o! We are moving forward with our own local content shikena.