Cecafa to maintain Kagame Cup for July

The Secretary General of the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa), Nicholas Musonye has revealed that the 2019 Kagame Club Championship will not be moved from July. Musonye said on Thursday that moving the tournament from July will mean having no space in the year to stage it. “Rwanda is ready to host the Championship in July and we shall go ahead and have it,” he added. The development comes after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) set the dates for the 2020 Total Africa Nations Championship…

South Sudan target new coach

The President of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) has announced that they have started the search for a new national head coach. Francis Amin Michael has made it clear that after the dismal performance in the qualifiers of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) they will need to make some changes on the technical bench. “We are on the look out for a national coach who will work with our local coaches and also develop them,” said the SSFA President. He said that the Association might send…

Infantino, Amin to attend Football Awards in Nigeria

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) President Francis Amin Michael will be among the invited guests at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Awards to take place April 1st in Lagos. NFF has confirmed that Infantino and 25 African Football Federation President including Francis Amin Michael will travel to Lagos to grace the Awards. The NFF Awards is aimed at rewarding Nigerian footballers and administrators who were outstanding in the previous year. The Awards which started last year will also recognize the Super Eagles team of the…

Keep U-23 team together – Coach Yor

The head coach of South Sudan’s U-23 team, Simon James Yor has called on the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) to keep the team together ahead of other tournaments. South Sudan’s U-23 national team put up a spirited fight falling out 1-0 on goal aggregate in the second round of the U-23 Afcon 2019/2020 Olympic Games qualifiers. The U-23s were held at the Airport in Tunis for eight hours before receiving visas ahead of the match played at the Ben Gardane Stadium on Sunday. But Yor thinks there is a…

U-23s show good character in Tunisia defeat

South Sudan’s U-23 national team have bowed out of the U-23 Afcon 2019/2020 Olympic Games qualifiers. It was a good fight by the U-23s as they lost 1-0 to hosts Tunisia at the Ben Gardane Stadium on Sunday. After drawing goalless in the first leg in Juba, the Tunisians benefited from a penalty converted by Hanied Massiem and qualified on a 1-0 goal aggregate. Despite the mistreatment by the Tunisia FA where the team was held at the Airport in Tunis for eight hours before receiving visas, the U-23s went…

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…