Guinea-Bissau missed the chance to level points with Nigeria in Group D when they played against Sudan. Pele missed a late penalty as Sudan held them in their Group D opener in the Africa Cup of Nations. The Pele saw his 82nd-minute spot-kick kept out by Sudan goalkeeper Ali Abou Achrine, with Piquet striking the bar on the rebound.
Guinea-Bissau’s Pele Missed Late Penalty as Sudan Held them Down
Abou Achrine had been adjudged to have fouled Steve Ambri inside the penalty area. Guinea-Bissau’s Joseph Mendes also went close to scoring, but his ball hit the post with a first-half header, and Frederic Mendy saw an effort cleared off the line late on.
Earlier in Group D, the Super Eagles of Nigeria beat Egypt in the opening game thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal. The result means Guinea-Bissau have failed to score in each of their past five Nations Cup matches and now face an uphill battle to reach the knockout stage for the first time.
Sudan, appearing in the tournament for the first time in 10 years, seemed content with a point at full-time with interim coach Burhan Tia. Mohamed Abdelrahman went closest for Sudan, forcing a good stop from the goalkeeper Maurice Gomis on the stroke of half-time. Sudan will face Nigeria in Group D on Saturday (16:00 GMT), while Guinea-Bissau will take on Egypt (19:00 GMT).