South Sudan National Team Delegation Safely Landed Nairobi, Kenya Ahead Of Day 4 Encounter Against Uganda

The South Sudan National Team posing for a group photo at St Mary Stadium Kitende.

The South Sudan national team delegation of 32 people landed this evening at the Jomo Kenyatta international Airport (JKIA) aboard Kenya Airways plane. 

The team checked out at the lavish lakeside Imperial Botanical Hotel in Entebbe at 2 PM for Entebbe International Airport in the company of Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) officials.

Okello as he touched down Entebbe International Airport

After an early morning One Hour and twenty minutes work-out in the hotel Gymnasium, the team players and officials all checked out of the hotel before boarding the St Mary’s SS Kitende bus for Entebbe International Airport.

After undergoing the grueling immigration procedure, they boarded Kenya Airways to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.

Rahan looks confident after touching down Entebbe International Airport

South Sudan arrived earlier in Nairobi where they will be hosting Uganda in the return leg of the AFCON 2021 group B qualifiers which will take place at the Nyayo National Stadium on Monday, 16th November 2020 (4 pm).

The Bright Stars are hosting their games at a neutral venue because the Juba National Stadium is still undergoing major construction with it’s work tipped to be completed in December 2020.

As per the Match Program AFCON 2021 for South Sudan versus Uganda, the Bright Stars will be accommodated at West Breeze Hotel. The team will start official training for the match on Saturday, 10:00am at Nyayo National Stadium. 

Wani Ivan and Team mates after arriving Entebbe International Airport

Uganda Cranes beat South Sudan 1-0 courtesy of a header by Vipers’ captain Halid Lwaliwa, a second half substitute who replaced the injured Ronald Mukiibi Ddungu.

Meanwhile, the Uganda Cranes delegation which will depart the country for Nairobi on Saturday morning aboard Uganda Airways UR 202 will be accommodated at Tamarind Hotel, Nairobi. 

South Sudan’s contingent:

National Team Fitness Coach Dr, Narcisse Tinkeu taking the players through a Fitness session on Monday 2nd November, 2020 Photo: SSFA Media Team.


Goalkeepers: Majak Maling Mawith (Melbourne City FC, Australia), Nasir Haidar Ishka (Gudele FC Juba, South Sudan), John Ramadan Mayik (Malakia FC, South Sudan)

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

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

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

Technical Team/ Officials:

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

Head coach: Cyprian Besong Ashu

Assistant coach: James Ezekiel Ismalia Milla

Fitness coach: Narcisse Tinkeu Nguimgou

Team Doctor: Theban Kwacakwan Ajalong Nyakwan

Equipment Manager: Juma Jenaro Akono Yuma

Head Of Delegation (HoD): Mr. George Kosti 

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