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 pick a win away from home in the second leg,” added the coach.

Francis Amin Michael, President of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) said that his team played well but failed to get the goals. “We shall continue to be positive ahead of the return leg in Tunisia on March 24th,” added the FA President.

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 November 8-22. The top three countries automatically qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games football tournament.

Other results

Malawi 0 Zambia 1

Burundi 0 Congo 0

DR Congo 2 Morocco 0

Libya 2 Nigeria 0

Guinea 2 Senegal 1

Sudan 2 Kenya 0

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