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May 21, 2024

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AFCON 2021: Sudan coach Burhan Tia warns against underrating his team

Viola NANKYA 

The 1970 winners have not managed to repeat the achievement they managed over 40 years ago when they hosted the tournament.

 

Sudan are pitted in a tough group where they are pitted alongside Guinea Bissau , Nigeria and Egypt.

Head coach Tia, whose team has been camped in Yaounde, Cameroon and played two friendly matches against Ethiopia (lost 3-2) and Zimbabwe (drew 0-0) made it clear that with the good preparations they have had, the team has what it takes to perform well.

The Sudan team

“Our team is young, and we are building for the future. The spirit, ambition and motivation will be our strong weapons in the tournament,” added the experienced coach who has handled teams in the Sudan Premier League for over 15 years.

Tia made it clear that although they are placed in a strong group, they are prepared to fight and take their chances to make it to the next round first. “There is nothing impossible in football. The group might be strong, but with good preparations and concentration we will be able to make it to the knockout stage,” added Tia.