Coach Besong names squad for Afcon qualifier against Uganda


Head coach Cyprian Besong Ashu has today named a 27-man squad that will start preparations ahead of a Group B 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) back-to-back qualifier ties against Uganda.

Uganda will host the Bright Star on March 28th at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, while the return fixture will be played March 31st in Nairobi, Kenya.

The squad includes 13 foreign based players and 14 featuring in the local League. The technical team had hoped that the team trains in Kenya before heading to Uganda, but the current situation of the Coronavirus scare could bring some changes.

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.

South Sudan’s squad

Goalkeepers: Ramadan John Mayik Diling, Majak Maling Mawith

Defenders: Abdelkarim Mutwakil, Peter Maker Manyang, Rahan Angier, John Kual Chol, Peter Deng, Mathiang Mathiang, Ruon Tongyik

Midfielders: Jackson Morgan Obede, Elia Senterlino, Dominic Angelo, Emmanuel Thomas, Sebit Ajack, Dominic Abui, Koang Thok Kerjok

Forwards: Daniel Chok Chol Dau, Daniel Warabek Ateng, Jimmy Michael, Makueth Wolakeen Nguet, Jose Kuch Nyuar, Abraham Majok, Kenjok Wal Athiu, Mustafa Yagoub, Evans Wani Adebo Vita, Denis Daluri, Yuel Kuach

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