South Sudan’s Bright Star to host Uganda Cranes in El-Hilal Stadium


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that the Group B match of the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier between South Sudan and Uganda will be played at the Omdurman, El-Hilal Stadium in Khartoum on March 31st.

South Sudan is still unable to host matches since the Juba National Stadium is undergoing renovation under the FIFA Forward Programme.

The Bright Star under coach Ashu Cyprian Besong will play away to Uganda on March 28th at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole before the return leg in few days in Khartoum.

“We are not taking anything for granted because we know these two matches against Uganda are very important for us since we have not yet won any match in the qualifiers,” said Besong.

The game in Khartoum will be officiated by Benin’s Djindo Louis Houngnandande as the centre referee.

The Bright Star opened their campaign with a 1-0 away defeat to Malawi before falling 2-1 to Mali in their second game played at the Al Hilal Stadium in Khartoum, Sudan.

Uganda top the Group with 4 points, with one better goal advantage ahead of Burkina Faso who also have the same number of points. Malawi Flames are in third position with 3 points, while South Sudan are yet to get a point.

The best two teams from each group will qualify for the 2021 AFCON to take place in Cameroon.

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