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Sudan name 24-man squad for Tunisia and Togo friendlies

Sudan name 24-man squad for Tunisia and Togo friendlies - Sports Leo

Sudan have named a 24-man squad to do duty in international football friendlies against hosts Tunisia and Togo in Tunis over the next week.

Sudan will play Tunisia on Friday, and Togo on October 12.

Nine players from Al Merriekh and six from Al Hilal were included in the squad, while other local sides contributed with seven players, with two more plying their trade abroad.

The 2019/2020 Sudan Premier League resumed on September 16 after being suspended in March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

French coach Hubert Velud handed first national team calls to Ahmed Ibrahim (Hilal Al Obayed), Saif Eldin Elnoor and Bekhit Khamis (Merriekh Al Fasher), Salaheddine Mahmoud, Diaa Eldin Mahgoub and Waleed Hassan (Al Merriekh) and Mohamed Mokhtar (Al Hilal).

Veteran goalkeeper Akram El Hady (Al Amal Atbara) returns to the squad after a long absence.

Sudan is preparing to face Ghana in Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 qualifiers’ doubleheaders in November. Sudan lies third in Group C on three points, with South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe completing the pool.

Sudan squad:

Goalkeepers: Akram El Hady (Al Amal Atbara), Ali Abdullah, Monjed El Nil (Al Merriekh)

Defenders: Amir Kamal, Salheddine Mahmoud, Waleed Hassan (Al Merriekh), Fares Abdullah, Smoael Merghani, Atthar Attahir (Al Hilal), Bekheet Khamis (Merriekh Al Fasher), Hussein Mersal (Al Khartoum Al Wattani), Ahmed Ibrahim (Hilal Al Obayed)

Midfielders: Mohamed El Rashid, Diaa El Din Mahgoub, Ahmed Hamed (Al Merriekh), Abouagla Abdullah, Nasr El Din Omar, Mohamed Mokhtar (Al Hilal), Mufaddal Mohamed (Merriekh Al Fasher)

Forwards: Ramadan Ajab (Al Merriekh), Mohamed Abdul Rahman (Ahly Bordj Bou Arreridj, Algeria), Yasin Hamed (Nyíregyháza Spartacus, Hungary), Saifeddine Al Nour (Merriekh Al Fasher), Yasser Muzammil (Ahly Shendi)

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