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Sport in Sudan

This African country is located in the Nile Valley in the northern part of Africa. The Republic of South Sudan declared their independence from Sudan on July 9th, 2011.

Sudan is the birthplace of many ancient civilizations, each with their own sports, but in modern times the most popular sports in this region of the world is football as well as athletics, track and field to be specific. Other sports that are also rising in popularity include basketball, handball and volleyball.

Sudan has long been involved in football. As a matter of fact, Sudan is one of the founders of African football along with Ethiopia, Egypt and South Africa. In 1956, Sudan hosted the African Cup of Nations and won it in 1970. Sudan is also the home of the Khartoum League, known as the oldest league in Africa. Some of the most recognizable footballers from Sudan include Al-Hilal and El-Merreikh.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Sudan. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please let us know.

Popular sports of Sudan

Sudan Sporting Success

Great athletes from Sudan

Sudan Sports trivia

Sudan at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Sudan

Upcoming sporting events in Sudan

Annual sporting events held in Sudan

Sporting Facilities in Sudan

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