Bright Stars fall in Mali

South Sudan’s Bright Stars suffered a 3-0 defeat on Saturday in their last Group C game of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying campaign. The Bright Stars defended in numbers early in the game before Salif Coulibaly scored the opening goal after 18 minutes at the 26 Mars Stadium in Bamako After another 10 minutes Moussa Djenepo who plies his trade with Standard Liege in Belgium made it 2-0 before Adama Traore scored the third after 90 minutes. Mali who also picked a similar score in Juba…

No visas for U-23s for eight hours in Tunisia

The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) is unhappy that the U-23 team spent eight hours at the Airport in Tunis, Tunisia on Friday before they were issued visas. South Sudan and Tunisia settled for a goalless draw in the first leg of the U-23 Afcon 2019/2020 Olympic Games qualifier on Wednesday. The return leg will take place on Sunday in Ben Gardane, 885kms out of Tunis. “This is very unfair by the Tunisian Football Federation to keep our team for that long at the Airport and also went ahead to…

Players must die-a-little for South Sudan – Yor

South Sudan’s U-23 head coach Simon James Yor has called on his players to did-a-little for the country when they face Tunisia in the return leg of the U-23 Afcon 2019/2020 Olympic Games qualifier. The two teams settled for a goalless draw at the Juba Stadium on Wednesday with the South Sudan missing several scoring opportunities. “I have told my players that they can still get the result in Tunisia although it will call for a lot of work. The players must die-a-little on the picth for the South Sudan…

Bright Stars off to Mali

The National football team, Bright Stars traveled to Bamako, Mali on Wednesday ahead of their last game of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier. Francis Amin Michael, President of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) said they will start rebuilding the national team after this 2019 Afcon qualification campaign. “We have decided that we must rebuild our teams at all levels and some of the players in the U-23 team could find their way in the senior team. We must build for the future,” added the President.…

Goalless draw for U-23s against Tunisia

South Sudan’s U-23 team missed several scoring opportunities as they settled for a goalless draw against visiting Tunisia U-23 on Wednesday at the Juba Stadium. The match was the first leg of the U-23 Afcon 2019/2020 Olympic Games qualifier. Michael Taku Peter had two good chances to score, but on both occasions missed the target. But head coach Simon James Yor said although they filed to utilize home advantage, they will still go to Tunisia and fight. “Football has changed a lot these days and we can easily go and…

D-Day as South Sudan U-23s host Tunisia

It’s D-Day as South Sudan’s U-23 side host their counterparts from Tunisia in the first leg of the U-23 Afcon 2019/2020 Olympic Games qualifier at the Juba Stadium. After ejecting Uganda Kobs 2-1 on aggregate in the first round, a lot is expected from the home side who need a comfortable win before traveling for the return leg. “We must make sure that we utilise the home advantage and win the game. I have asked my players not to panic and put away the chances we create,” said South Sudan’s…

Amarat United lift 2019 South Sudan Cup

Amarat United FC put up a spectacular performance to lift the 2019 South Sudan Cup after a 12-0 win over Jil Al Salam in the final played on Monday. Watched by a fair crowd at the Juba Football Stadium saw the Juba based team take control of the game early with James Muc scoring the first goal. Emmanuel Longbel and Jack James later netted a hat-tricks, before Agany Akot picked a brace. Majak Mayor was also on the score sheet as the visiting Jil Al Salam side failed to find…

Tunisia’s U-23 team arrives on Tuesday

Tunisia’s U-23 national team is expected to arrive in Juba on Tuesday ahead of their game against South Sudan’s U-23s on Wednesday. The Tunisia FA confirmed on Monday that their U-23 team will arrive in South Sudan on Tuesday. South Sudan’s U-23 team will hope to make good use of home advantage as the two teams clash in a 2020 Olympic Games/U-23 Afcon 2019 qualifier. “We have settled in well since returning from few days of camping in Egypt,” said the South Sudan U-23 coach Simon James Yor. South Sudan…

Jil Al salam FC battle Amarat Utd in South Sudan Cup final

The final of the 2019 South Sudan Cup takes place this afternoon as Amarat United FC battle Jil Al Salam at the Juba Football Stadium. Originally the two teams were meant to face-off in the semi final, but the South Sudan Football Associations (SSFA) decided Hilal FC (from Wau) and Yambio’s Super Eagles FC are out after they failed to travel to Juba for the semi final clash. “We are expecting an explosive final. We call upon football lovers to come in big numbers and cheer the teams,” said Francis…

SSFA partner with Aljazeera to train sports journalists

The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) in partnership with the Aljazeera Media Institute is running a training workshop for sports journalists. Print and broadcast sports journalists from across South Sudan are attending the 5-day workshop which started on Sunday at Juba Landmark Hotel. In his opening remarks, the President of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA), Francis Amin Michael, urged the Journalists to help play a key role in the development of sports in the country. The training aimed at building the capacity of sports journalists is being facilitated by…