It is common knowledge that Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa and Sudan are the founding fathers of the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) in Khartoum in 1957.
It is therefore strange that Sudan and South Africa have not met each other at the senior level, be it a friendly or competitively.
The two teams will faceoff for the first time on Friday, 5 September 2014 in the Group ‘A’ opener of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 qualifiers in Omdurman.
The two national sides will engage in this match with a historical worth because the outcome of the match will be out down in the records forever.
With the historical bearings attached to the game, Sudan coach Mohamed Abdallah ‘Mazda’ is looking forward to the game.
“I wish this match would become an occasion for a historic game because of its exclusive nature as it takes place between two countries that have are the founding fathers of CAF, and also the fact that it’s the opening match of the group phase,” Mazda said.
The Sudan trainer has named a squad of young and experienced players of predominantly based for the double header against Sudan and Congo. The Desert Hawks will face Diables Noirs of Congo five days later in Pointe-Noire after the opener against South Africa.
Goalkeepers: Moez Mahjoub (Al Hilal), Abdul Rahman Daei (Ahly Shendi), Bahaa El-Din Abdullah (Ahli Khartoum), Adel Abdul Rasul (Khartoum National)
Defenders: Abdul Latif Boya (Al Hilal), Salah Nimir, Atif Khalid (Khartoum National), Bakhit Khames, Ali Jaafar, Amir Kamal, Balla Jabir (Al Merreikh), Ammareh, Jalal Abdullah (Ahly Shendi), Alrayyah Ali (Ahli Khartoum), Taher Al-Haj (Al Rabita)
Midfielders: Ahmed Al Basha, Ramadan Agab, Yusuf Aladdin (Al Merreikh),
Omar Bakhit, Nizar Hamid, Muhannad Tahir, Mohammed ‘Bisha’ Ahmed, Nasreddin Al Shighel (Al Hilal), Mujahid Faroug (Ahly Shendi), Omar Imad (Ahli Khartoum), Khaled Elalamein (Al Rabita)
Forwards: Mudathir Careca, Bakri Abdulqadir, Salah Al Jizoli (Al Hilal), Raji Abdelati (Al Merrikh), Nadir Al Tayieb (Ahli Shendi), Hossam Nasreddin (Al Rabita)
Source : Confederation of African Football