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We shall keep building – Coach Besong

Head coach of South Sudan’s Bright Star, Ashu Cyprian Besong has said he will keep building the national team and positive results will soon start coming.

Besong made it clear after South Sudan lost 1-0 yesterday to hosts Equatorial Guinea in the return leg of the preliminary round of the FIFA World Cup 2022 that he is happy with the positivity of the players.

“I think we gave a good account and showed focused play in the two legs. The most important think as a coach is the fact that there is cohesion with the team,” added Besong.

The Bright Star were ejected 2-1 on goal aggregate after drawing 1-1 in the first leg in Khartoum last week and losing 1-0 on Sunday. The coach said they need to keep working hard as they prepare for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Seychelles.

Francs Amin Michael, the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) President said despite falling to Equatorial Guinea, he is happy that the Bright Star are improving.

“Football is a process and now we are building. We need to prepare well for the Seychelles games on next month,” added the President.

In the other games played on Sunday Tanzania ejected Burundi 3-0 on penalties after the game ended 1-1, while Ethiopia also qualified for the next round after picking a 1-1 draw away in Lesotho.