The team captain of the U-20 team Joseph Jele has preached caution ahead of the semi final clash against Ethiopia in the U-20 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers for the CECAFA region.
Jele who netted the all important goal than sunk Djibouti 1-0 in a Group A match few days ago says they must be very careful when they battle Ethiopia.
South Sudan will take on the Ethiopian team in one of the semi final matches on Tuesday at the Al Hilal Stadium in Khartoum, while hosts Sudan face Uganda Hippos at the Kober Stadium.
“We need to be at our best and also take our chances because this is a semi final. We know Ethiopia play good football, but we are also ready for the task,” added Jele.
Head coach Charles John Gwit Uok also made it clear that he will arrange the team well enough to be able to handle the Ethiopian team. “There is no team that gets to the semi final and is considered weak. So we need to be at our best,” added the South Sudan coach.
To reach the semi final South Sudan finished second in Group A. The South Sudan picked goalless draws against Sudan and Burundi, and stopped Djibouti 1-0.
The finalists will qualify to play at the U-20 AFCON in Egypt next year.