South Sudan suffer defeat to Algeria


South Sudan suffered a 5-0 defeat to Algeria in the first leg of the 2020 FIFA U-20 World Cup Women’s qualifier played in Kampala on Sunday.

The visitors took a 3-0 half time lead at the Star Times Stadium in Lugogo. Hamideche Aicha, Bahri Ikram and Nefidsa Khadidja netted the goals.

South Sudan tried to fight back with skipper Elisa Ester Ruba Luis and Joseph Esther Kide Kute.

In the second half South Sudan made some changes, but poor finishing remained the biggest challenge. Ganouche Ghada and Ghania Djemaa Ayadi added two more goals in the second half.

“We did not play well today and we need to try and improve in the second leg,” said South Sudan’s skipper Ruba Luis.

Anthony John Lauro, the Secretary General of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) and Marina Christopher, the chairperson in-charge of women’s football also attended the match.

In the other qualifiers played last weekend Tanzania defeated Uganda 2-1, while Ethiopia picked a 5-0 away win over Burundi. Egypt suffered a 3-5 home defeat to Morocco, while Senegal also picked a 1-0 win over Sierra Leone.

The 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup will be the 10th edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, the biennial international women’s

The 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup that will be hosted by Costa Rica and Panama. Since its inception in 2002 as the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship the age limit was raised from 19 to 20 in 2008.

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