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Sudan beat Burkino Faso in African Nations Cup


January 30, 2012 (LONDON) – Sudan progressed to the first quarter finals of the African Nations Cup after defeating Burkino Faso 2-1 on Monday.

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Sudan’s Mudather El Taib, who scored in the victory against Burkino Faso at the 2012 African Nations Cup (Getty)

Both of Sudan’s goals were scored by Mudather Tayeb, taking them to a second quarter final against Zambia on Saturday.

This is Sudan’s first win at the tournament in 42 years.

Tayeb scored his first goal 33 minutes in, against the run play. His second came after a goal-keeping blunder by Daouda Diakite.

Burkino Faso’s only goal was scored at the end of the game after two near misses by Issiaka Ouedraogo.

Sudan are ranked as the world’s 120th best team and Africa’s 30th best, while Burko Faso as the 14th best in Africa and 66th best in world making Sudan’s victory a significant achievement.


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  • 31 January 2012 06:32, by $iong mayom

    to separate politics from Sports, Congrats to the North Sudanese team, Hope they keep on winning.

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    • 31 January 2012 09:17, by Manh Baai

      Congr8 Sudan, it very execiting win you have made it, No matter the different bewteen us, I wish to forgive you on sport and wish you success but the stealing of our oil will not be forgiven.

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    • 31 January 2012 15:34, by SSLA/M Supporter

      Bravo, bravo, bravo to Sudan National Team!

      Congratulations to Sudan national team on defeating Burkina Paso in their yesterday game of African cup of nations! Good luck to the team in the next rounds of the tournament! Sudan played fantastically for first time since 1967 and thus it deserves to go through to play and defeat Ghana in the final and bring the cup home for the second time!

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    • 31 January 2012 15:41, by SSLA/M Supporter

      bravo, bravo, bravo to Sudan national team!

      Congratulations to Sudan national team on defeating Burkina Paso in their yesterday game of African cup of nations! Good luck to the team in the next rounds of the tournament! Sudan played fantastically for first time since agaes ago when it took the cup! it deserves to go through to play Ghana in the final and win the cup for the second time! bravo!!!!

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      • 31 January 2012 15:50, by SSLA/M Supporter

        could this win by Sudan in African cup of nations changes SPLA/M mafia corrupted attitudes in South Sudan!

        This win by Sudan may inspire SPLA/M mafia in South Sudan to stop looting public funds and start to invest oil monies on developmental projects like Republic of Sudan does! In another words we must stop importing Kenyan alcohol and prostitutes and start to invest on sport!

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  • 31 January 2012 06:46, by akid malual

    Good lacy to see change in Sudan son regime in the world cup instead of killing and political division running out and divided their citizen fake Islamic hatred SUDAN

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    • 31 January 2012 07:05, by Ruach

      They were so lucky!It was a surprise for them to pass through quarter final!They ’ll be beaten by Zambia

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  • 31 January 2012 07:17, by wad balad

    CONGRATS SUDAN. Well played.

    The seccession of the south is reflecting positively on all aspects of Sudan. 42 years without a win and 2012 marks an end to that. We hope this year will bring an end to the other things once holding back sudan.

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    • 31 January 2012 07:37, by Tamongali

      no no no no wadbeld, During unity Sudan won African cup of nation in 1970, Sudan won Arab basket ball championship 1975 because of William Andrea and Michael Benjamin.Late Zeita Issa the Arab best high jump in Libya. Rajo Joseph the best high jumper in Sudan 1980s.Very Many S. Sudanese achieved alot in field of sport to Sudan under unity.

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      • 31 January 2012 10:46, by Logic


        Thank you for the sports stats, but as you can see the usual northern bigots are so indoctrinated that they can not even recognize the achievements of those they deem inferior. Brainwashed fools.

        Well done Sudan, keep it up! hope to see you in the finals.

        R.I.P Old Sudan.

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    • 31 January 2012 09:23, by tutchagor

      that is true for sudan because, sudan had been awar for more than some decade, therefore, there can be no way out to play afootball. for to day, it is aright time for it to do what ever necessary for her nation.

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  • 31 January 2012 07:28, by Tamongali

    As politic and sport are parallel, congratulation.It worth to mention Sudan is the first country to organized Africa cup of nation tournament in 1957 and won it in 1970 after win over Ghana 1/0. Famous S.Sudanese in the national team by then were till separation Issac Elie,Micheal Roko, Awad Doka, Richard Justin, Edward Geldo,james, Roy Galuak,Athier Thomas and others.

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  • 31 January 2012 07:39, by Peter Marko

    Well done job, guys. All Sudanese, North and South, are proud of you, players. I hope you guys will go all the way to the final. Alf Mabrooooooook.

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  • 31 January 2012 08:29, by Gangura

    Hi Sudan I congrats, your team & hope that this time you winn & get cup since 1972 it is really many years back.

    By Gangura

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  • 31 January 2012 09:35, by mohammed ali

    That is a wonderful spirit, am sure most southerners were supporting Sudan team. We can do politics the same way, nothing prevent us from doing that.William Andree was an Icon which we will never forget.Political differences does not mean hatred, we can still respect and care for each other.In peace we all survive,progress and prosper.This the most beautiful day since seperation, not because...co

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    • 31 January 2012 09:44, by mohammed ali

      ..of the victory, but mainly for your nice and warm words, something which we have been lacking for quite some time!Let us keep up this spirit through all the difficult times, we have been living side by side for a very long time and can remain together despite political seperation.I shouldn’t be saying thank you because I feel this victory is still yours.Never-the-less very big thank you.

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      • 31 January 2012 11:07, by puoch Deng

        it was very suprise yesterday night when sudan beaten Burkino Faso because many people who don’t know sudan is well eqts to beat the rest of teams.

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      • 31 January 2012 15:59, by SSLA/M Supporter

        Mohhamed ali

        of course! we are supporting Sudan national team simply because we are sudanese! Sudan as a country or politic might have been divided but the people of Sudan will never be divided as said in Sadiguna al mingo " we are two souls in one body" Sudanese like Pagan Amum and Logic must carry their own cross with their Israeli and American supporters! But sudanese will remain brothers!

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  • 31 January 2012 11:30, by AAMA

    WoW, we are not used to this positive reactions from southerns !!! anyways, Sudan belongs to all of us and southerners contributions to the Sudan project will be missed. Our victory is also yours, many people outside sudan can’t distingush between us (arab or not, we all resemble some similarities, the main diffrence is that we are generally brown to black but you guys are mostly pitch black, lol)

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    • 31 January 2012 12:29, by Logic

      AAMA proves my point, typical!
      Even when attempting to sound positive the brainwashed bigots can’t help but to reveal the age old mentality that a certain shade of a man’s skin is somehow more superior/ funnier than another. Perhaps they’re battling their own demons when faced with the same approach by the Arabs they so much idolize....lol.lol.

      Sad people indeed!

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      • 31 January 2012 13:26, by Darkangel

        Your comments are just as bad.

        In America - some clubs people have to pass the brown paper bag test to be let in. If your darker than the color of the bag your now allowed.

        Thats what inspire to be...your model democracy and beckon of human dignity and freedom. Hypocrite. Racism is everywhere, but in Sudan it was tolerated and sometimes joked about. It was the Evangelical nuts that fed people

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        • 31 January 2012 15:48, by Logic


          You’ll never read any of my comments designating the U.S the beckon of democracy. If I have to talk about Western imperialism/ hypocrisy & double standards, the rest of my life wouldn’t be enough time to do so.

          You problem is, if one is against the imperial ideological elite of Khartoum, then one must be a Western puppet! You’re misguided.

          Sudan, not the US, is my priority!

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      • 31 January 2012 14:43, by mohammed ali

        Logic, I think you are the only bigot here!It is not true that we idolize Arabs; some people can say...these are "Arabs saket", though this a ratial comment which I don’t like.Colour has no meaning , in one family you can see all the varying shades of blackness; at the end of day by and large black and I have never in my life felt that a white man is better than me!

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        • 31 January 2012 16:01, by Logic


          Ya Mohammed, spare me the bull***t, you guys sound like the White supremacists who claim to have black friends and can’t be racist. "Arab saket" is a perfect example of the irony in the self proclaimed N. Sudanese Arab identity.

          AAMA, Yes one can joke about color and race, but don’t do it in a public topic with discussions about race etc, you do it amongst your friends. RACIST Fool!

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          • 31 January 2012 16:10, by AAMA


            Watch your lingo first before telling ppl what’s appropriate and what’s not.
            Sorry bro, but I am not a bigot as you would like to portray me !!!

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          • 31 January 2012 16:17, by AAMA

            And guess what illogic,

            We are Arabs and Africans in the same time and no one on planet earth can deny us the right to be both mister bigot. Don’t claim to represent Sudanese African cause you don’t represent us as African Sudanese (and Arabs at the same time).

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          • 31 January 2012 19:21, by mohammed ali

            Logic, what sort of human being you are? You donnot feel that you are the only one who turned this positive friendly,warm and affectionate enviorment into a hateful one with your vulgar and filthy language! What sort of family did bring you up?! Alwayes bringing all the dirty words you hear at home! I did not say I have a black friend, I said am black;Arab saket is an answer to your claim that..co

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            • 31 January 2012 19:33, by mohammed ali

              .we idolize Arabs.To tell you the truth:you are a big lier and pretender!You are not from South Sudan,you are the typical hypocrite Shimalee who wants to ride on the back of southerners to bring your family back to power!Ever hammering on negatives to promote hatred.Look how you frustrated a decent & polite person like AAMA for the first time on this site.Never dream of coming to "fame" again!

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        • 31 January 2012 16:02, by AAMA

          It is not about making fun of people, being light or dark mean nothing, but I guess talking to bigots like you is worth less as you will never understand what we mean and what we stand for

          Sad person indeed !!!

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      • 31 January 2012 15:58, by AAMA


        You dont have a point to prove, you are just nothing but a sick and hateful person, the biggest and saddest bigot in this forum. Your sick interpretation completely twisted the message I wanted to pass. I had never ever made fun of anyone let alone a group of people (unlike you who bash northerns night and day). I just wonder how come u harbor so much hate to ppl u don’t even know ?

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        • 31 January 2012 16:11, by Logic

          "the main difference is that we are generally brown to black but you guys are mostly pitch black, lol)" You’re not only racist but stupid too... How can you even attempt to justify the above quote. FOOL!

          I don’t bash northerners, I bash racists, bigots and Arab supremacists on this site, the majority of which happen to be northerners. I deplore your kind, who think that you’re above everyone.

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          • 31 January 2012 16:23, by AAMA

            I don’t need to justify it, southerns are darker in color, thats a fact, what wrong with that, however, the only problem is ur interpretation to what it means to be darker mister bigot. We all have pitch black ppl in our families and it doesn’t mean they are funnier or inferior as your sick mind interprets. We are new generations mr bigot, we just don’t think like you assume.

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          • 31 January 2012 16:33, by AAMA

            My friend believe me, the problem is in you, not the majority of northerns you talk about, 99% of their comment are just reactions to bigots like you, and even if we say they are as you say, that’s still doesn’t justify you to generalize mr bigot.

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  • 31 January 2012 14:05, by Konan

    Thanks brothers for your warm feelings and congratulation to South Sudan too, please do not listen to people like AAMA, your contribution and positive role in all fields of sport in old Sudan will never be forgotten. Wish to see your team in next African Championship.

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  • 31 January 2012 15:46, by AAMA

    First, I would like to apologize if some misunderstood my comments and
    interpreted in a negative way. I am not a bigot by any means and I meant to make fun about the color thing as it is about time to empty this subject from its racial dimension but I guess most of you didn’t get it !!!

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    • 31 January 2012 16:00, by mohammed ali

      AAMA, you are great!Disappeared for some time. That was a simple gaffe, nothing wrong with being black, by and large we are black.

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      • 31 January 2012 16:15, by Logic

        Aaaaw, how sweet! the racists are giving each other a pad on the back.

        Don’t worry you all get the top medal for being the top bigot! FOOLS


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        • 31 January 2012 16:26, by AAMA

          Yah yah whatever !!!

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        • 31 January 2012 19:46, by mohammed ali

          Logic, typical words of the families which thought that they own the world and the people...fool.. Ya mughfal!Donnot blame you, just feel sad for your up bringing!You are lying as usual! How many northerners are taking part in this forum 5-6? Yet you say 99% are racist!Tell me of a single racist word ever came on my postings or AAMA whom I had never seen in my life!

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  • 31 January 2012 19:02, by Northern Sudanese

    Thank you very much my brothers in south sudan. pollitics, race , religion ect....has nothing to do with sport.sport unites people and sudanese will always be united. South Sudanese are Sudanese. christian, arab , muslim , jallaba , nuba ect....we are still sudanese.when i opened this article i was expecting hate from southerners but in fact i found warm comments that we are not used to these days

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