Ghanaian international left back Baba Abdul Rahman has disclosed he knew it will be a tedious task for South Africa to win in Omdurman stretching on how tough the Sudanese are at their own backyard.
The Bafana Bafana having drawn at home against Ghana last Thursday, needed to avoid a defeat in their last game but unfortunately lost 2-0 to the Falcons of Jediane, who rather cruised to the AFCON for the first time in ten years.
In the end, Ghana finished winners of the group with 13 points, Sudan surprisingly came second with 12 points and secured the ultimate qualification whiles South Africa finished third with Sao Tome finishing at the bottom regarding no win in the entire campaign.
The ex- Chelsea star also disclosed he knew from onset it is going to be a difficult game for the Bafana Bafanas due to how they struggled in Omdurman and stated it will take lots of hard work to beat the Sudanese at their own grounds. He said
"I had it in mind that it will be difficult for South Africa to win there (Sudan)," he told Footballmadeinghana
"I have been there and I saw how they played. If you go to Sudan or when we went there, the football wasn't attractive. They just want to win and so if you are not tough or have a bit of experience, then you get beaten easily."
"I knew it will be tough for South Africa to get a draw over there."