Sudan lifted by dubious penaltiesBy MTNFootball.com
Sudan has completed a fortunate 5-3 victory over Ethiopia in their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Omdurman on Saturday.
The first leg tie was locked at 3-3 into the closing stages, but the referee awarded two soft penalties to the home side and they were able to get some breathing space ahead of the return leg next month.
It was harsh on Ethiopia, who had fought from 3-1 down to level at 3-3, but they can take plenty of positives from the performance and some confidence into the return game.
Mudather El Tayeb gave the home side an early lead, before Getaneh Kebede equalized for the Ethiopians.Muhammad Bashir put Sudan back ahead and they then made it 3-1 as Mosaab Omar scored.
It looked as though they would push on from there, but the Ethiopians struck back with two goals to make it 3-3.Muhanned al-Tahir then struck twice late on for Sudan with two penalties, one of which did not even look as though it crossed the goalline.