Source: South Sudan Football Association


South Sudan’s women’s coach Simon James Yor has said the team has benefited a lot in-terms of exposure from the 2019 Cecafa Senior Women’s Challenge Cup.

“The start is always not easy, but we are happy South Sudan’s women’s team played for the first time in a Cecafa Women’s tournament,” said coach Yor.

The team departs Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Thursday morning after failing to make it to the semi finals of the Cecafa Senior Women’s Challenge Cup.

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South Sudan suffered a 3-0 defeat to Burundi in their last Group A match played at the Chamazi Stadium on Wednesday. An own goal by Annet Adebo Vita Nakirijja, a penalty converted by Sakina Saidi and another goal by Charlotte Irankunda were enough to see Burundi seal their place in the knock out stage.

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Yor’s team kick started the tournament with a 9-0 defeat to defending champions 5-0 before recovering to humble Zanzibar 5-0.

Yor said there is a lot there still have to learn. “With these kinds of tournaments our women’s teams will keep improving. I would like to than the leadership of South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) for entering a women’s team for the first time in an international tournament,” added the coach.

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Besides Tanzania, Uganda Crested Cranes, Burundi and Kenya have also qualified for the semi finals of the 2019 Cecafa Senior Women’s Challenge Cup. The tournament will climax on November 25th.

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