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Ashu Besong Reveals South Sudan Final Squad For Uganda Double Header

The South Sudan Technical Team headed by Ashu Cyprian Besong (L)

South Sudan Men’s Senior National Football Team Coach Ashu Cyprian Besong has on Sunday 8th November, 2020 named his final 26-man squad for the upcoming 2022 Total Africa Cup of Nations back to back qualifying matches against Uganda.

The Bright Stars gaffer has named Fifteen Foreign based and Eleven locally based players.

The total of 32 delegation members left Juba for Kampala on Sunday 8th November 2020 evening ahead of the day 3 match on Thursday 12th November 2020, before the return match at the Nyayo National Stadium in Kenya Nairobi next week Tuesday 16th November, 2020.

The Bright Stars team which saw three of their foreign based players Kenny Athui Kenjok from Australia, Tito Okello (Gor Mahia FC) and David Majak Chan (Tusker FC) both playing in Kenya joined the team on Friday 6th November, 2020. 

Majak David Chan possessing the ball ahead of Equatorial Guinea defenders Photo: Photography.

The surprise inclusion into the 26 man squad by coach Besong is little known Gudele FC Juba goalkeeper Nasir Haidar Ishka. 

Wani Evans Adebo (Busoga United FC) and Wol Makueth Akeen (Mbarara City FC) who are currently playing their trade in the Uganda Premier League are some of the notable players in the South Sudan team. Tito Okello Odong who is currently with Kenya giants Gor Mahia FC also played in the same league. 

Wani Ivan Marcello

The team has been mostly dominated by the player who went to Cameroon and played a two leg fixture against the Cameroon national CHAN Team which all ended in a goalless draw. 

South Sudan is at the bottom of group B with Zero points and host Uganda are 4 points the same as Burkina Faso, while Malawi are 3rd with three points after their 1-0 win at home to South Sudan. Coach Ashu Besong Cyprian told reporters at Juba Stadium after their last training that he has gone to give competition and to walk away with points and he is sure that the table will be shaken up.

AFCON 2022 Qualifiers

Uganda vs South Sudan – November 12, St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende

South Sudan vs Uganda – November 16, Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi

List of South Sudan National Team Players for Uganda Match in both Uganda and Kenya.

The South Sudan National Team posing for a photo before taking on Cameroon on Saturday 10/10/2020 Photo: SSFA Media Team

Goal Keepers (3):  Ramadan John Mayik (Malakia FC Juba South Sudan), Majak Maling Mawith (Melbourne City FC Australia). Nasir Haidar Ishka (Gudele F.C Juba South Sudan)

Defenders (7):  Peter Maker Manyang (Amarat United FC South Sudan), Mutwakil Abdelkarim Abaker (Atlabara FC Juba, South Sudan), Rahan Angier Malong (Munuki FC Juba South Sudan), Omot Sebit David (Al Merrikh FC Juba, South Sudan), Godfrey Nyeko Okello (Atlona City Soccer – Australia), John Koul Chol (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Majok Bak Mathiang (Amarat United FC, South Sudan). 

Midfielders (9): Dominic Abui Pretino (Al Khartoum FC, Sudan), Manyumow Achol (Kingston City FC, New Zealand), Emmanuel Thomas Lumeri (Amarat United FC,  South Sudan), Stephen Pawaar Lony, (Munuki FC Juba, South Sudan), Dominic Angelo Korenelio (Munuki FC Juba, South Sudan), Jackson Obede Morgan (Perth SC, Australia), Abdallad Asad Musa (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Wani Ivan Adebo (Busoga United F.C Uganda), Chok Daniel Dau  (F.C Vysocina, Czech Republic).

Forwards (7): Makueth Wol Akeen (Mbarara City F.C Uganda), Okello Tito Odong (Gor Mahia F.C Kenya), Kenyok Wal Athiu (Unattached), Jose Kuch Nyuar (Amarat United FC South Sudan), Aluk Akech Mabior (Alamal Atbara FC, Sudan). David Majak Chan (Tusker F.C Kenya)  Denis Yongule Daluri (Eastern Lions SC  Australia)

Technical Officials;

Cyprian Besong Ashu  (Head coach),

James Ezekiel Ismalia Milla (Assistant Coach), 

Narcisse Tinkeu Nguimgou (Fitness Coach), 

Kannady Santolino Tambi Banasio (Ass. Goalkeeping Coach), 

Kwacakwan Theban Ajalong Nyakwan (Team Doctor), 

Juma Jenaro Akono Yuma (Team Kit Manager)

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