Sudan Coach, Captain: “Giants” Home Eagles Are Beatable In CHAN Semi-Final

Sudan Coach, Captain: “Giants” Home Eagles Are Beatable In CHAN Semi-Final

By Adeboye Amosu: Sudan assistant coach Burhaneldin Tia expects a tough battle against Nigeria in their African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-final fixture but is confident his side can scale through the hurdle, reports.
The Sudanese put up a convincing display to beat the Chipolopolo of Zambia 1-0 in their quater-final game on Saturday.
Tia said that it will be a pleasure coming up against the highly-rated Nigerian team but revealed they have their set their sights on making the final.
“We have intensified preparations for the semi-final clash against Nigeria, right after beating Zambia at the quarters. We didn’t beat Zambia due to luck, but because we were better prepared and better team on the day,” Tia said during his pre-match interaction with the media on Tuesday ahead of the game.
“Nigeria is one of the giants of African football and it is always a pleasure to play against such a team. It will be a different game from the previous matches, but we will do our best to emerge victors and advance to the final.
“All the players are in good condition. The positive news is that we have a team of young players, who play collectively and are prepared to go all out to achieve the expected result.”
Sudan captain of the side, Mohamed Taher, also stated that they are keen to make it to the final even though he reckoned it will be difficult to beat the Home Eagles.
“We are determined to carry on with our impressive run at the tournament so far. Against Nigeria will be difficult, and for such games, you have to physically and psychologically ready,” he remarked.
“We are not under any form of pressure. However, we are determined to prove to all that we are not at the semi-finals by chance.”


  • The game will be dicey.
    This Sudan side are very disciplined in defence
    very tactical in the midfield
    and averagely okay in front of goal.
    Nigeria will have the adopt the best tactical formation to breach their defence wall.
    All the best to the guys!!!

  • ako amadi 1 year ago

    This Sudanese speaks with respect and good manners, unlike many other coaches and footballers. I think the Equatorial Guineans and Zambians have a lot to learn about the etiquette of sports.

  • I doubt the Nigerian squad after the vs Angola match. They allowed the Angolans to score first, the second goal was a ‘anywhere belly face’ goal and the third goal was a very soft penalty which would not have been given if it was vs Morocco. Maybe it was a Amaju Pinnick influence. They misfire a lot and their heading in front of goal was awful to say the least. I have this fear that Sudan might end our hope. I so much hope that it doesn’t happen as I fear. Although we will still play for third place, I really wish NIGERIA to play the finals. Check my SUDAN vs NIGERIA predict & win prediction. I wish I made a mistake.

    • odion 1 year ago

      u re missing the whole thing here, the match against Angola was 2-1 Nd no penalty was given pls check well

  • Austine 1 year ago

    Thanks odion dis guy dont no anything

  • Austine 1 year ago

    I think NIGERIA will show the SUDANNES Today why they are called “SUPER EAGLES”

  • alex 1 year ago

    Football commentators.

  • Bekee 1 year ago

    The match will expectedly be tough judging from the well tactically disciplined Sudanese team plays and our poor marksmanship in front of goal. Add this to avalanche of injuries to some of our key players then you agree with me that we are up against a tough match. I expect our coaches to make the team take their chances especially in the 1st half to ease tension. They should not allow the Sudanese to score 1st as they might afterwards “park bus” to thwart the efforts of the Eagles.
    Best of luck, EAGLES!

    • Kenneth 1 year ago

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      Folks, lets appreciate the progress of the Super Eagles. They have tried their best.
      UP Eagles! UP Nigeria.
      Kenneth Ochogwu ( USA)

  • simon 1 year ago

    As for me,nothing to fear about at this level.I believe in these guys.super eagles all the way,wish you the best today.

  • Enya, Samuel O. 1 year ago

    Going into this match, I cringe because of our poor defensive display in our penultimate match (against Angola), for every body pushes attack but leaves the keeper alone to bear the brunt of opponent’s pulsation; If we must win, we must use upgraded Mourinho’s style:’massive attack and massive defence. Good luck to us -Super Eagles!