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Sudan arrive in Freetown to take on Leone Stars

Sudan's national football team players pose prior to the kick-off of the Africa Cup of Nations Group B football match between Sudan and Angola in Malabo on January 26. The ending of Sudan's 36-year Africa Cup of Nations goal drought against Angola has left the Jediane Falcons still in with a shout of squeaking through to the quarter-finals.

By Mohamed Fajah Barrie in Freetown

Sudan have arrived in Freetown to honour their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group I qualifier with Sierra Leone in Freetown on Saturday.

The Sudanese delegation comprises of 20 players and nine officials landed at the Lungi international airport in the afternoon hours of Wednesday and were ferried to Freetown.

Sierra Leone understands that the Sudanese delegation rejected the hotel initially reserved for them and they had to be relocated to another hotel.

Their squad is dominated by local based players as they drew with Kenya 1-1 on Tuesday in a build-up game to face Leone Stars.

Sudan are second in group I with four points after a win over Sierra Leone in the first round of the qualifiers last June and a draw with Ivory Coast.

Leone Stars are third in the group with one point while African Champions Ivory Coast are leading the group with five points.

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