South Sudan’ U-17 overcame Djibouti 2-1 in their opening game of the day on Sunday in CECAFA U-17 Zonal Qualification.
A bright start from the young stars earned them an early goal from Deng Joseph on the 6th minute to ahead.
With the team pressing hard Charles Victor got the second for the Bright start on the 27th minute mark and put the team in total control of the game.
In his post-match interview head coach Bilal Flexi said he was delighted by the performance of his players.
“I can’t express how happy I am for these young boys who have shown their talent in this game today, we came here knowing that it was not going to be easy for us but the togetherness of the boys have shown we are ready for the games coming ahead,” Bilal said.
Despite first choice goal keeper Simon Pitia Alberto disqualified for being overage the bright starts dominated the proceedings in the midfield.
Coach Bilal urged the boys not to lose focus after the win yesterday ahead of their next game with Kenya on Tuesday.
“I am urging the boys not to over celebrate the win over Djibouti. Yes off course we can celebrate but let them not over celebrate because we have yet another big game coming up on Tuesday against Kenya,” he said.
Only one team will advance from the qualifiers for the CECAFA region to join the other continental qualifiers at the 2019 U-17 AFCON, slated for May 12-26 2019 in Tanzania.
The top three teams at the 2019 tournament qualify for U-17 World Cup in Peru next year.