CHAN: Sudan Book Knockout Place

Striker Walaal Musa was the hero for Sudan as his goal on the half hour mark booked their place in the quarters thanks to a 1-0 win over a spirited Mauritania side.

The victory saw the Desert Hawks qualify for the last eight joining host Morocco who had earlier beaten Guinea 3-1 at the same venue in Casablanca.
Corentin Martins' chargers started the better side as Hameya Tanjy headed El Mostapha Diaw's inviting cross over the Sudan goal with eleven minutes on the clock.

Mauritania came close again from a set piece Sidi Mohamed Bilal stabbing wide Alassane Diop's curling effort .

Babacar Bagili pounced on a misplaced back past in the Sudanese back but he couldn't beat the rushing keeper and wasted the opportunity muvh to the frustration of manager Martins.

Walaal Musa punished the wasteful Mauritanians with a clinical stylish finish from captain Mohamed Tahir's delightful assist.

Moulaye Ahmed Khalil found space on the right but his near post cross was cleared just wide of Akram Abdeltam's goal by towering defender Omer.

Sudan hang on to secure their second win of the tournament and book a place at the quarters, their first since 2011 when they hosted the tournament.

Morocco and Sudan have six points each with Guinea and Mauritania pointless in that order.

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