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Sudan players flex with Rwandan in the international friendly

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The international friendly game between Rwanda against Sudan on Saturday saw tempers flaring in the 40th minute after Sudan players went “physical” with their Rwandan opponents.

The CHAN warm-up played at Stade Mongi Ben Brahim, Morocco was tied at 0-0 at the time of the occurrence.

With five minutes to halftime, the game was brought to its premature end following a bad tackle from behind on Bizimana Djihad from Sudanese midfielder Nasser Eldein Omar

The ref called for a free-kick, but Sudanese players led by goalie Akram El Madi unhappy with the decision decided to go physical with Rwandan players.

One of them Omar attacked Rwanda mid-fielder Yannick Mukunzi who had come to the rescue of his teammate, lamenting on the bad tackle and head-butted him.

As the match official Harali reached for his pocket to dish out a red card to Omar off, then came charging Sudanese goalie Elhadi, provoking his side to engage into fist fighting with the visiting Rwandan side hence forcing the game to go into flaring.

The unbearable professional acts from the Sudanese team forced Rwanda team to abandon the game before heading back to Sousse to continue their preparations.

The build-up was part of preparations for the upcoming 2018 CHAN in Morocco. Rwanda will now face Namibia on Sunday in Jamal in her second build-up match to next week’s CHAN Tournament where they will battle Libya, Nigeria, and Equatorial Guinea in Group C at Tanger, Morocco.

The tournament for home-based professionals starts Friday, January 12th next week in Morocco and will run conclude on February 4th.

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