Cape Town - It is common knowledge that Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa and Sudan were the founding fathers of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Khartoum in 1957.
It is therefore somewhat ironic that Sudan and South Africa have not met each other at the senior level, be it a friendly or competitively.
The two teams will face off for the first time on Friday, September 5, 2014 in the Group A opener of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2015 qualifiers in Omdurman.
With the historical bearings attached to the game, Sudan coach Mohamed Abdallah ‘Mazda’ is looking forward to the game.
“I wish this match would become an occasion for a historic game because of its exclusive nature as it takes place between two countries that have are the founding fathers of CAF, and also the fact that it’s the opening match of the group phase,” Mazda said.
The Sudan trainer has named a squad of young and experienced players of predominantly based for the double header against Sudan and Congo. The Desert Hawks will face Diables Noirs of Congo five days later in Pointe-Noire after the opener against South Africa.