afcon 2012.jpgSudan put up a superb show to clinch their first victory at the Africa Cup of Nations beating Burkina Faso by 2 goals to 1 to secure a quarter-final berth since the 1970 AFCON final when they dismissed Ghana by one goal to nil.

Sudan managed to seal their first AFCON win in 42 years following a victory over rivals Burkina Faso on Monday.

Striker Mudather El Taib proved to be the Sudan’s hero as he fired home his side’s goals in almost identical fashion, with Issiaka Ouedraogo replying late on.
After a 32-year absence from the finals, Sudan returned in 2008 only to lose all their games by a 3-0 margin.

They have proved a different proposition this year after recovering from an opening 1nil defeat by Cote D’Ivoire to earn their first point since 1976 on Thursday when drawing with Angola.

The East African side will play the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Bata on February 4 before core hosts Equatorial Guinea take on African powerhouses Cote D’Ivoire.