The view from Africa

Sudan - Africa's newest sweethearts

February 1, 2012
By Firdose Moonda
East Africa had only one representative at the African Nations' Cup and most thought it wasn't a very good one. At least, not recently.

Having not made an appearance in the event for 32 years between 1976 and 2008, Sudan returned four years ago to endure a treble of 3-0 thrashings. Then, they disappeared again only to come back stronger. Not only did they end their goal drought in a 2-2 draw with Angola but they progressed to the last eight after stunning Africa's fourth ranked team, ...

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