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CECAFA U-20 Zonal Qualifiers Tanzania 2020: South Sudan Beat Kenya 2-1 To Take Home Bronze Medal

The South Sudan U-20 Team posing for a group photo before taking on Kenya U-20 team on 2nd December, 2020

AFCON U-20 Qualifiers (CECAFA Zone)

PLAYOFF WEDNESDAY , 2 December 2020

South Sudan 2-1 Kenya ( Philip Angelo Taban, Nelson Victor | Nicholas Ochieng)

Nelson Victor celebrating his goal against Uganda

South Sudan National Team U-20 on Wednesday afternoon beat Kenya U-20 (Rising Stars) by two goals to zero in the third place playoffs to come home with the Bronze medal of the CECAFA U-20 2020 Zonal AFCON 2021 Qualifiers. 

Kibuli Senior Secondary School based forward Philip Angelo Taban Biajo opened the scoring just two minutes after the kick off of the game at Black Rhino Academy Stadium, however Gor Mahia FC attacking midfielder scored in the 10th minute to rule out Biajo’s goal to make it one all.    

South Sudan Players celebrating Victors goal

However, the South Sudan youngsters gave the Kenya U-20 side astonishing pressure, creating a chance which resulted into a goal for the South Sudan U-20 team through the Munuki FC Juba midfielder Nelson Victor Elia in what was seen a bicycle kick to and seen as the sealer of the game to make it 2-1. 

Debbo Julius Moro came in for injured Oman Agog Ajang who was tackled unprofessionally by a Kenayan player in the 40th minute of the game.

Debbo Julius Moro putting on his medal

Coach Simon James Yor who introduced Lual Daniel Gumnok and Innocent Ronald Tobs for Philip Taban Angelo and Wijo Wajo Taban in the start of the second added more pressure into the Kenya side, only to see the entire second half of the game ending goalless. 

It should be noted that South Sudan lost 1-0 to host Tanzania, a game which showed the home team breaking the deadlock with Kassim’s goal in the 56th minute, as the home side progressed to the final, a prize that comes with a ticket for the 2021 AFCON finals that will be staged in Mauritania, West Africa.

In the other development host Tanzania lost 4-1 to Uganda to be second and Uganda winning this year’s trophy  the final which was played at the Black Rhino Academy, Karatu.

The Uganda Hippos

Coming to the final, both Tanzania and Uganda had already secured their berths to the 2021 AFCON U-20 finals in Mauritania.

South Sudan U-20 Starting XI vs Kenya U-20, 1 Simon Pitia Justine [GK], 17 Dhata Joseph , 14 Rehan Angier, 2 Dominic Arkangelo [C], 4 Oman Agog, 8 William Gama Emmanuel, 3 Wayi Godfrey Muto, 16 Victor Nelson, 5 Swali Ali Marcelo, 11 Taban Wijo Woja, 22 Philip Angelo Taban

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