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CECAFA: Ethiopia beats South Sudan 1-0

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By Bonifacio Taban Kuich

November 25, 2012 (BENTIU) - Ethiopia beat South Sudan 1:0 as the Tusker-sponsored Confederation for East and Central African Football Association (CECAFA) football tournament kicked off in Kampala, Uganda Saturday.

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The match, played at Mandela national stadium was South Sudan’s first major tournament, since world’s newest nation gained independence in July last year.

Zoran Djordjevic, South Sudan football coach said he was impressed with his team’s performance, despite the loss. The future, he added, remains bright for sports in a country that has just embarked on nation building, after decades of civil war.

“When a team loses, for me is too painful but because when you lose is not really well but we have to be realistic this team is very new,” he said.

Djordjevic, who has 14-years experience as coach, said South Sudan still, lacks the basic requirements needed for it to compete favorably in major tournaments, in terms of medical facilities, infrastructure and financial aspects.

In July last year, South Sudan played to a 2-2 stalemate with Uganda in a friendly match played in Juba, the South Sudan capital. The match was Djordjevic’s first competitive game in charge as coach of the new nation.

Last month, the Chairman of South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) was sacked over alleged mismanagement of the country’s football affairs, a decision many fans said would negatively affect the development of football in the country.

Yank Rihanno Mayen, a South Sudanese student who watched the match said he remains optimistic that his country will end the tournament with silverware.

In a separate match, Uganda Cranes beat Kenya’s Harambe Stars 1-0,ending its three-year jinx in major tournaments.

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  • 25 November 2012 07:58, by Jalaby

    Only 1:0?! I thought Ethiopia beats South Sudan 10:0!!
    I don’t believe south football team will have any bright future in football but very promising future I guess in basketball since Dinka are known to be the tallest people in this planet!

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    • 25 November 2012 10:16, by South South

      The boys were so closed to tight the game and even beat Ethiopia. One year old country, this is a very good sign for South Sudan. Unlike Sudan which lost, heavy lost to Ethiopi weeks ago. Go South Sudan Boys !!!!!

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  • 25 November 2012 09:21, by Banydit

    That’s right bitch.
    So, respect the people who you look up to.

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    • 25 November 2012 14:08, by Baring

      Dear S Sudanese
      Our Boys play very good aganest the Ethopia team they just luck of defending on the back and energy. Some of the players are playing internationally for the first time so the environment in the field is different for them. 1-0 is good result so far and i am sure they will do better next play.

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  • 25 November 2012 14:40, by panchol

    jalaby.
    South Sudanese team ( Bright star) have beaten Uganda Crane 01:00 this year in football during independent Day of South Sudan. what if we have five years what will happen to our National team of SS.
    Mr. jalaby ya Arab inta, South Sudan is a young baby with appearance of sharp teeth from its gum.
    lick this lily pop my bro. hahahaha.

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    • 25 November 2012 15:23, by Kus al-Junub

      Oh Junubian stop relying on false hope to impress the world. you guys will never make it anywhere regardless of your stupid tireless effort to divert attention away from your weak coward government, while your stupid ass government lots and killed innocent people in Jongli state. only jalaba can liberate you from innate behaviour.

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  • 25 November 2012 18:14, by panchol

    kus al-shumal.
    we are not cawards as world is even fearing us.This is not a time for war but SPLM policy is to develop the South as topmack road had not been there since creation.
    But if you come looking for somebody to fight, within no time you will get it.

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  • 26 November 2012 04:05, by BlackNationGreatNation

    Jalaby,
    South sudan is better compared to sudan when it was beaten by this same Ethiopian team 2:0, now have the facts for your self.. Sudan 60+ yrs of independence, South Sudan 1+ yr of independence. obviously Republic of South sudan is growing into a big contender in sports in east Africa.

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