Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Cecafa Kagame Cup

Faris Abdallah @ SS com

Farid gets Falcons going



Sudan retained hopes of making the Cecafa Tusker Cup quarterfinals alive after rallying to edge battling Somalia 1-0 at Namboole Stadium on Wednesday.

Farid Mohammed scored the game’s solitary goal after the sides had kept each other out for 86 minutes.

The win moves Sudan level, albeit briefly, with Burundi and Tanzania, who took to action shortly after, on three points.

Despite the result seeing Somalia bow out of the tournament with a group game to spare, coach Sam Ssimbwa and the Ocean Stars will be pleased with their performance on the day compared to the opener where they were pummeled 5-1 by Burundi.

For Sudan, it was a welcome lease of life following their opening 2-0 loss to Tanzania.

Both teams had their moments in the match and should have all scored at least five apiece but for school boy finishing.

At times Somalia’s passing starring Mohamed Salah and Ali Dadir outside the Sudanese box was a joy to watch but without an end product.

Sudanese attacks led by Saeed Siddig and Mohammed Musa Idris, the latter coming close to giving the Falcons the opener on several occasions, could not find their way past Moalim Abdullahi in the Somali goal.

Toward the half time whistle, Idris should have put Sudan ahead on two occasions but it wasn’t to be thanks to Abdullahi’s heroics.

The second period was no different with both sides trading blows. Sudan survived a penalty when Somali’s star man Ali Dadir was bundled just on the edge of the area but the resultant free kick was spanned – the story of the afternoon.

Well, until late. Sudan broke forward Modathir Mohammad and Sadam Abutalib leading the way.

A wayward cross into the penalty box evaded the Somali backline and as goalkeeper Abdulahi came out to save, Farid was first to the ball tapping home for their first win of the campaign.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Neil Tovey
A striking concern
After Bafana Bafana drew a blank against Nigeria in Cape Town last week, our national striking woes...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref’s decisions to be challenged?
I read recently that Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, the current Fifa president, is considering a move which...

Segun Odegbami
Worried, frustrated, angry and excited
Let me state it up front - I am worried, frustrated, angry and exited, all at once!

Carol Radull
Was Arsenal playing football?
What on earth was that? What was that game Arsenal were playing in Germany on Tuesday night?

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The pressure is on at Man United
By the time the summer transfer window closed in Europe, Manchester United had spent heavily. Times...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Reds back in Europe with a win
The Champions League is all about high octane action and last minute goals and that’s exactly what...