By Ameenu Shardow
Sudan failed to take full advantage of Ghana’s wobble in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers by drawing goalless with Lesotho on Sunday.
Though going one point clear on top of Group D, the Crocodiles will feel less fulfilled after spurning several chances to beat Lesotho to establish a healthy distance between them and their close contenders.
They could have brightened their chances of making their first World Cup appearance with a win after Ghana fell 1-0 to African champions Zambia a day before.
Sunday’s result thus leaves Group D widely open with the Black Stars still with the initiative even though they are second-placed.
With a superior goal difference, Ghana needs to win all of its home games and secure a win over Lesotho away and then at least a point against Sudan in Omdurman to progress to the knockout phase of the qualifiers.
It will be the third successive appearance at the mundial if the Black Stars manage to qualify for Brazil 2014.