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Sports News of Saturday, 15 January 2022

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Big blow for Sudan as injury rules out top striker against Nigeria

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Sudan will be without their influential striker, Mohamed Abdelrahman, when they face the Super Eagles in their second Group D match on Saturday (today) at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium in Garoua.

The Al-Hilal Omdurman striker, who featured for the entire duration of the goalless draw against Guinea-Bissau in their opening group match on Tuesday, suffered a knock and has been ruled out of the clash against the three-time winners.

Sudan head coach, Burhan Tiye, says the striker will be missed but is confident his replacement will give his best against the Eagles.“We have lost Mohamed Abdelrahman to injury. He is a great striker with lots of experience and a proven goalscorer.

“This is a big blow to the team but his absence will be an opportunity for a number of young players in the team to prove themselves.” Abdelrahman has been one of the country’s most prolific strikers since making his debut in 2018, scoring eight goals in 16 games.He scored twice in their last three games.