Ambitious South Sudan rising fast

One of the youngest nations in world football, South Sudan came into existence following the partition of Sudan in 2011, at which point the new country’s football chiefs got down to the task of putting a national team together. Following an uncertain start, the South Sudanese registered their very first competitive win against Equatorial Guinea in 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying on 5 September 2015, and since then, the entire nation has been dreaming of seeing their side qualify for Africa’s showpiece event.