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Coach Velud unveils Sudan squad for Tunisia, Togo football friendlies

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan national team football coach, Hubert Velud, has unveiled a 24-man list pf players who will face Tunisia and Togo in friendly matches on 9 and 12 October respectively, at the Menzah Stadium, Tunis.

Domestic giants, Al Merriekh, and Al Hilal dominated the squad that saw nine players from Al Merriekh and six from Al Hilal, while other local sides contributed seven players, with two more plying their trade abroad.

Sudan's 2019-20 Premier League Season was resumed on 16 September after a long halt due to COVID-19 pandemic, and five match days were played to the moment.

Frenchman Velud handed a debut national team call 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) returned to the squad after a long absence.

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

Here is Velud's 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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