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Coach Mazda has picked an entirely locally-based side for the upcoming continental showpiece

Sudan coach Mohamed “Mazda” Abdallah announced his final 23-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Thursday. With a 3-0 international friendly loss to Tunisia behind him, Mazda axed six players from his provisional roster before sending in his official list to the Confederation of Africa Fooball (Caf) on Wednesday evening.

Unlike all other teams at the upcoming tournament, Sudan will be the only one drawing players exclusively from their domestic league as they look to replicate the form that saw them team progress to the semi-finals of the 2011 Africa Championship of Nations (Chan) that they hosted last January.

Despite looking unusually out of sorts during the loss against the Carthage Eagles on Monday, captain Haitham Mustafa was maintained in the squad. The Al Hilal player only recently returned to the Falcons of Jediane setup after reconciling his differences with coach Mazda.

Name Club
Akram Al Hadi Al Merreikh
Bhaldien Mohammed Al Merreikh
Mouez Mohjob Al Hilal
Ngemaldien Abdullah Al Merreikh
Khaliefa Ahmed Al Hilal
Siefaldien Ali Al Hilal
Ahmed Al Basha Al Merreikh
Mowaia Bashir Ittihad Madani
Bala Jaber Al Merreikh
Mosab Omar Al Merreikh
Mohammed Ahmed Bashir Al Hilal
Baderaldien Aldoud Al Merreikh
Mohamed Al Tahir Al Hilal
Nazer Hamed Al Hilal
Amier Kamal Al Merreikh
Mohammed Moussi Al Nsoor
Faisal Musa Al Merreikh
Haitham Mustafa Al Hilal
Alaadine Yousif Al Hilal
Ramadan Alagab
Al Mourada
Abdulrahman Hassan Al Merreikh
Eltaib Mudather Al Hilal
Mohammed Sheikh Eldin Al Hasahesa