2021 AFCON QUALIFIERS: Tough mission awaits South Sudan – Amin
President of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA), Francis Amin Michael has said a tough mission awaits the national team in the group stage of the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.
The Bright Star ejected Seychelles 3-1 on aggregate on Sunday in Victoria to qualify for the group stage of the qualifiers.
South Sudan are now placed in Group B alongside Burkina Faso, Uganda and Malawi. But Amin made it clear that although the Bright Star proved that the national team is getting better, there is a lot of work to be done.
“We have very tough teams in the group and this makes the mission a very tough one. But we shall work hard to try and make history by qualifying for 2021 Afcon,” added Amin.
He called upon the government of South Sudan and the private investors to come in and finance the national teams. “When our teams perform we all get the credit as people of South Sudan,” he added.
Amin went on to than the national coach Cyprian Ashu and the technical bench, the players and the Board of Directors of SSFA for a job well done to ensure the team qualifies for the group stage of the qualifiers.
In the group stage of the 2019 Afcon qualifiers South Sudan lost all the six games to Mali, Gabon and Burundi.