Sudan 0-0 Guinea-Bissau: Ali Abou Achrine the hero as late penalty save denies Guinea-Bissau

Sudan goalkeeper Ali Abou Achrine saved a late penalty to ensure they secured a 0-0 draw with Guinea-Bissau in Garoua on Tuesday in an inauspicious start for both at the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Achrine had little difficulty pushing away a poorly-taken kick by midfielder Pele and then watched as the follow-up from Piqueti cannoned back off the crossbar.

The goalkeeper turned from villain to hero after having brought down Steve Ambri to give away the spot-kick with some eight minutes left of a tepid tussle between two of the tournament’s lesser lights.


A minute later, Guinea-Bissau striker Frederic Mendy had a powerful shot cleared off the line as Sudan held on for a share of the spoils in the Group D encounter.How the teams lined up | Match stats

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  • Joseph Mendes had a first chance for Guinea-Bissau, peeling away from the Sudan defence to find space and head a free-kick against the upright in the 16th minute, but Sudan keeper Achrine was quick to gather up the rebound.

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    Guinea-Bissau's forward Joseph Mendes receives a yellow card

    Sudan’s best effort was on the stroke of half-time when Guinea-Bissau goalkeeper Maurice Gomis was forced to parry away a stinging shot from Mohamed Abdelrahman.

    Sudan had made a drastic overhaul of their squad just weeks before the tournament after they lost all three group games at last month’s Arab Cup.


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    Title: Sudan 0-0 Guinea-Bissau: Ali Abou Achrine the hero as late penalty save denies Guinea-Bissau
    Sourced From: www.skysports.com/football/sudan-vs-guinea-bissau/report/457202
    Published Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 21:15:00 GMT

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