Heavy loss for Sao Tome ahead of Ghana tie

Sudan thrashed Sao Tome and Principe 4-0 On Wednesday night to storm top of Group C.

Sao Tome were
reduced to 10 men in the 21st minute when Aldaire Santos was given his marching
orders with the Sudanese leading 1-0 courtesy of Ramadan Agab’s eighth minute
goal.

The home side
took maximum advantage of their numerical strength to drown the visitors and
they went to the break with a two goal buffer when Ahmed Hamid scored the
second with two minutes left to half time.

They completed
the job in the second half, Sharaf Eldin Shiboub scoring the third on the hour
mark before Mohammed el Rasheed completed the route with quarter of an hour
left to play.

Sao Tome play
Ghana’s Black Stars at home on Monday, whileSouth Africa who played Ghana
yesterdayin Cape Coast will be at home against Sudan on Sunday.

Meanwhile in
Dakar, the Teranga Lions of Senegal slotted into second spot in Group I after
the conclusion of match day one for the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon
2021 qualifiers following their 2-0 win at home against Congo.

Senegal is only
behind leaders Guinea Bissau on goal difference after the latter thrashed
eSwatini 3-0 earlier on in Bissau.

The Teranga
Lions were a tough nut to crack at home and they made that count with two quick
goals within two minutes.

Sidy Sarr opened
the scoring in the 25th minute. Sarr calmly controlled the ball inside the box
after the Congo defense struggled to clear a Krepin Diatta corner before
volleying it home from close range.

It didn’t take
long before the home side doubled their tally, and it was from yet another set
piece. A poor clearance from another Diatta corner saw the ball spread out wide
on the left to Sadio Mane who floated a beautiful cross that was nodded home by
Habib Diallo.

Senegal can
topple Guinea Bissau from the top of the standings on Sunday when they travel
away to eSwatini while the Djurtus will be playing away to Congo in
Brazzaville.-cafonline