U-23s rearing to go against Tunisia


The South Sudan’s U-23 team is rearing to go against Tunisia when the two teams battle on Wednesday in Juba.

Fresh from several days of camping in Egypt where they returned on Friday, South Sudan’s U-23 coach Simon James Yor has said his boys are ready to die a little for the country.

The two teams will battle in the first leg encounter of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations /2020 Olympic qualifier. South Sudan U-23s ejected Uganda Kobs in the previous round 2-1 on goal aggregate.

“The camping in Egypt has helped us a lot and the boys are well prepared to put up a good show. We call upon all football supporters to come and cheer us on Wednesday,” said the coach.

In some of the build-up games played in Egypt, South Sudan’s U-23 team beat ACFA Advanced Casual Football Academy 1-0 and drew 1-1 against the same side in the second game. Coach Yor’s team beat Alesmayiela FC 2-0 in the third build-up game.

After the match on Wednesday, the return leg will be played in Tunisia on March 24th.

The third and final round of the qualifiers will be held from June 3-11 to determine seven teams to join hosts Egypt.

The 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations is scheduled for Nov. 8-22. The top three countries automatically qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games football tournament.

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