Africa Cup of Nations Preview: Sudan

Previous winners Sudan head to the Africa Cup of Nations with an experienced squad. Here, Sports Mole examines how far that experience can take them.

Sudan qualified for the upcoming AfricanCup of Nations as a best-placed runner-up to Ghana.

Mohamed Abdallah's side are traditionally hard to break down, having shipped just three goals during the qualification period. However, during that time they only scored on eight occasions.

Abdallah, now in his second stint in charge, guided Sudan to their first finals in 32 years in 2008.

Group: B

Players to watch out for:

Haitham Mostafa

At the age of 34, Mostafa is the captain and one of the more experienced members of the team. The midfielder has a winning mentality, having won 11 league titles with his club side Al Hilal.

Yousef Alaeldin

Alaeldin is a defensive midfielder who has recently revealed aspirations to become the first player from Sudan to play in Europe. The 30-year-old has a reputation as a tough tackling player with an eye for a pass.

Previous best: Winners 1970

Odds to win outright: 50/1

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