CECAFA U-20 CHALLENGE CUP: South Sudan determined to re-write history
It will be a battle between brothers as South Sudan face Sudan in one of the quarter final clashes in the Cecafa U-20 Challenge Cup in Uganda.
The two teams will clash at the Pece War Memorial Stadium in Gulu before the second game at the same venue between hosts Uganda and Tanzania.
Francis Amin Michael Francis, President of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) traveled to Gulu to motivate the team. “This is a historical match and I am in Gulu to motivate the boys. I am happy that our team is in the knock out stage now,” added Amin.
The head coach Simon James Yor said that it will not be an easy game considering that the Sudan team has also played all their group games in Gulu. “We need to make sure we take our chances and also defend with a lot of discipline,” added the coach.
South Sudan will look to their leading striker in the tournament Dani Lual Gumnok and hard working skipper Daniel Samuel Solong who already has one goal to his credit.
Solong said they are determined to re-write history by making it to the next stage of the tournament. “We know this is a tough stage, but we are determined to go all the way,” said the skipper.
The other quarter final ties will see Burundi taking on Kenya, while Eritrea face Zanzibar at the Fufa Technical Center, Njeru.
The regional tournament supported by FIFA will see the semi finals played on October 2nd, while the play-off for third place and the final will be played on October 5th.
Quarter final fixture
Sudan v South Sudan 1pm (Gulu)
Tanzania v Uganda 4pm (Gulu)
Burundi v Kenya 1pm (Njeru)
Eritrea v Zanzibar 4pm (Njeru)