Source: South Sudan Football Association


South Sudan’s national team got a rude welcome to the 2019 Cecafa Senior Women’s Challenge Cup falling 9-0 to defending champions Tanzania on Saturday.

The hosts took a 3-0 half time lead at the Chamanzi Stadium with Omary Mwanahamisi netting a brace and Donisia Minja scoring the other.

South Sudan who were making their first appearance in a women’s tournament tried to restrict the hosts to few goals with tight defending.

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But the Tanzania team returned to attack in numbers as Mwanshamisi netted another before Abdallah Stumai scored a brace, while Julitha Tamuwahi and Clement Opa also got their names on the score sheet.

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“It was a very difficult game for us because it is the first time we are competing in a women’s tournament. But this exposure is good for the women’s team,” said South Sudan’s coach Moses Machar Akol.

Tanzania now lead Group A with three points and a better goal difference than Burundi who beat Zanzibar 5-0 in an earlier game.

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Action continues on Sunday with Group B matches as Ethiopia take on Kenya before Uganda Crested Cranes face Djibouti.

Group A

                          P   W   D    L    GF   GA    A    Pts

Tanzania          1    1     0    0    9      0      9     3

Burundi           1    1     0    0     5      0      5     3

Zanzibar          1    0     0    1     0      5     -5     0

South Sudan   1    0     0    0    0      9      -9     0

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