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COSAFA WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2021: South Sudan Drawn In Group B

The South Sudan National Senior Women's team during their training at Buluk Training Center Photo: SSFA Media Team.

South Sudan have been drawn in Group B of the 2021 COSAFA Women’s Championship alongside Botswana, Zimbabwe and fellow CECAFA guest team Tanzania. 

The Bright Starlets, who last had a game together against Ethiopia National Senior Women’s team and lost by 13-0 in a two leg match will be looking forward to a fresh challenge in this years COSAFA Women’s Championship 2021 as a guest team. 

The South Sudan National Senior Women’s team during their training at Buluk Training Center Photo: SSFA Media Team.

Head coach Shilene Booysen and her troops will be hoping to better the performance in the friendly game against Ethiopia in their first international friendlies.

The senior women’s team led by the team captain Amy Lasu Ropani officially commenced their non residential training on 3rd July 2021 at Buluk Training Centre with a field training under instructions of the Head Coach Shilene Booysen. 

President of South Sudan Football Association (SSFA), Mr. Augustino Maduot Parek (c) and his deputy, Mr. Charles Udwar (L)

On 9th August 2021, the President of South Sudan Football Association (SSFA), Mr. Augustino Maduot Parek and his deputy, Mr. Charles Udwar paid a visit to the South Sudan Senior Women’s National Team during its preparations ahead of upcoming Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) games in South Africa and encouraged the team to double its effort by training harder in order to improve their performance. The President also wishes team success in South Africa.

The South Sudan National Senior Women’s team during their training at Buluk Training Center Photo: SSFA Media Team.

“We are delighted to have three guest teams from the CECAFA region and we are looking forward to a very good Championship,” said COSAFA General Secretary Sue Destombes.

The competition will be played under strict COVID-19 protocols, which include a bio-secure bubble for all teams and officials involved and no fans will be allowed in the stadiums.

This year’s tournament – the fourth consecutive to be held in Nelson Mandela Bay, will run from September 15-26 with Isaac Wolfson and Gelvandale the stadiums listed as venues for the competition.

The Bright Starlets while at Buluk Training Center

The full group-stage draw is as follows:

Group A: South Africa, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique

Group B: Botswana, Tanzania, South Sudan, Zimbabwe

Group C: Zambia, Namibia, Eswatini, Uganda

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