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Bright Star to play 2020 Africa Nations Championship qualifiers in Uganda

The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) has confirmed that the national team, Bright Stars will play their 2020 Total Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers in Kampala, Uganda.

Francis Amin Michael, the SSFA President said the CHAN qualifying home games for South Sudan will be played in Kampala because of the on-going renovation at the Juba National Stadium.

“The team has started training under new coach Cyprian Besong Ashu ahead of our game against Burundi,” said Amin.

Edgar Watson, the Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) also confirmed that they received SSFA’s request and have no problem with it.

South South will face Burundi in the first round of the qualifiers with the first round to be played between July 26-28th in Bujumbura and the return leg in Kampala August 2-4.

The winning team will face the winner between Uganda and Somalia in the last phase of the qualifiers. Djibouti, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya are the other members in the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) that registered to play in the 2020 CHAN qualifiers.

Cameroon will host the 2020 CHAN tournament which is played by locally based players playing in the domestic leagues of the respective countries. Morocco are the defending champions of the tournament.