Friday, September 23, 2011

Sudan to prepare in Ethiopia for Ghana encounter

Accra, Sept. 23, GNA - The Desert Hawks of Sudan will hold a nine-day training camp in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as part of preparations for next month’s crucial 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana’ Black Stars.

    
The Sudanese will be in Addis Ababa from September 29 to October 4 to fine-tune their tactics for the must win encounter against the Black Stars scheduled for October 8 on home grounds in Khartoum.
    
Information gathered by GNA Sports has it that Sudanese coach Mohamed Abdallah “Mazda” has called up 22 players for the trip to neighbouring Ethiopia. 
    
During their stay in the Ethiopian capital, the Desert Hawks will also test their strength against some local sides.
    
Meanwhile, the Sudan Football Association (SFA) has formed a task force headed by SFA Vice President, Eltiraife Elsidding Ahmed for the crucial match.
    
Ghana and Sudan share joint top spot of Group I on 13-points apiece and the Desert Hawks can only wrap up the group winners spot with a victory. The reverse fixture ended barren in Kumasi last year.
    
Sudan won the flagship African football tournament in 1970 on home soil.