Bright Star Coach Ashu Optimistic


Head coach of South Sudan’s Bright Star Cyprian Ashu has vowed his team has what it takes to win the first leg tie of preliminary round of the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers against Seychelles.

The Bright Star will host Seychelles in the first leg on October 9th at the Al- Merriekh Stadium in Khartoum.

“We have prepared well and the team is well motivated and ready to get that important win. We must get a good result before the return leg in Seychelles,” added the coach.

Coach Ashu made it clear that his team will have to take it’s chances because they need a comfortable win before the return leg. “We need to attack and get the goals, but also be very cautious in defending,” added the coach.

The winner between South Sudan and Seychelles over two legs will join Burkina Faso, Uganda and Malawi in Group B of the qualifiers. The group stage of the qualifiers kick start on November 11th.

The Group stage will have a total of 48 teams drawn into 12 groups of four teams (from Group A to Group L). The 2021 Afcon will take place in Cameroon.

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