Sudan took the lead through Omar Suleiman, but Sekou Camara levelled for Guinea in the second half
Maki Saifeldin scored the match-winning goal to aid Sudan to a 2-1 win over Guinea in Group A of Chan Championship on Sunday.
The goal came as a consolation to Saifeldin who had missed a chance from the spot when his match-winning goal handed Zdravko Logarusic’s side a positive start in the championship that kicked off on Saturday in Morocco.
Sudan took the lead through Omar Suleiman in the first-half but Sekou Camara levelled for Guinea in the second stanza to open up the game.
Suleiman planted a heavy header into the top corner after connecting with an Al Samani Sawi’s cross in the 19th minute to give Logarusic the psychological edge.
Both sides missed numerous goal scoring opportunities, but it is Guinea who will have themselves to blame after they failed to equalise in injury time after Saifeldin scored Sudan’s second late into the second period.
Sudan keeper El Hadi Salim Akram saved Logarusic the blushes after he kept Guinea’s scathing attack at bay in the dying minutes of the game to hand the Croatian the all-important win.
Article continues below
The win saw Sudan move to second position behind Morocco with three points in this group while Guinea and Mauritania remain pointless after one round of matches.
Sudan will take on Mauritania who lost 4-0 to Morocco in the opener as Guinea face hosts Morocco on Wednesday in Casablanca.