Opposition leader Besigye upset as S. Sudan stun Uganda 1-0 in Nairobi

Nov 16, 2020 (Thessherald)–Prominent Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has described today’s match between Uganda and South Sudan as “upsetting” and stressed the need to strengthen the defense team.

“The Uganda Cranes 0:1 loss to South Sudan Bright Stars was a big upset. Especially shows need to strengthen the teams defence,” said Uganda’s prominent opposition figure in a brief statement on social media.

Besigye, who has lost a number of disputed elections against long-time leader Yoweri Museveni, blames the Cranes for their recent loss to South Sudan.

On Monday, the Bight Stars won 1-0 against the Cranes in a Group B qualifier of the Africa Cup of Nations at Nyayo Stadium in the capital, Nairobi.

S. Sudan’s Bright Stars to travel to Cameroon on Sunday to face PWD

Bright Stars players posting for a group picture |Photo :South Sudan FA

Oct 3, 2020 (Thessherald)—The South Sudanese Football team is expected to leave home for Cameroon this Sunday, kick442.com has reported.

Coach Ashu Bessong Cyprian’s team is scheduled to leave Juba for Yaoundé-Cameroon on Sunday, October 4, per kick442.com findings.

The Bright Stars of South Sudan managed by former Under-20 Cameroon coach and former PWD of Bamenda player Ashu Besong are expected to face PWD of Bamenda three days after arriving Cameroon.

The team will also face Cameroon’s Intermediate selection on October 10 in an international friendly in Yaoundé.
The South Sudanese Football selection has been in camp for just over two weeks fine-tuning strategies for these fixtures.

Cameroon have their eyes on the upcoming 2021 African Nations Championship (CHAN) scheduled for January-February 2021 in Cameroon.
South Sudan are sharpening their skills in search of a qualification ticket for the 2022 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The South Sudan team was involved in a friendly game against local club Al Rabita FC on Thursday.

Former Vipers SC forward Tito Okello and Mbarara City striker Makueth Wol bagged two each with Ivan Wani scoring the other goal in a 5-0 victory.

Meanwhile, PWD is preparing for the upcoming 2020/21 season which will see them represent Cameroon in the CAF Champions League.

South Sudan will tour Cameroon for the first time with both games to be played with a maximum of 200 persons in attendance.

This article was originally published by kick442.com

GBU wins against D3 FC in a friendly match

Gajaak Boyz United and D3 FC face off in Kenya on Friday | Photo: File

August 29, 2020 (Thessherald)–Gajaak Boyz United (GBU) thrashed D3 FC 1-0 in a friendly match which was attended by hundreds of South Sudanese refugees in Kenya’s refugee camp on Friday.

The game brought together South Sudanese communities, religious leaders and members of the press who covered the event live on social media.

Speaking to the media shortly after kick-off, GBU head coach Changkuoth Thok Reath pointed out that sport has become an important component when it comes to peace-building in society.

“This game is a way to promote peace among our communities,” he said.

He also encourages members of the public, especially citizens of his country, to promote peace through sports and education.

“Football game has now become a unifying tool that promotes peace in the world – there’s a need for young people to fully participate in sporting events in order for peace to prevail in the country,” said a supporter of D3 FC.

The goal was scored in the second half of the match by No. 9, known to many as Kaparo.

This is the second time the two teams have faced off since D3 FC’s victory over GBU in a similar friendly match played in recent months.

Kenya has remained home to millions of South Sudanese refugees who were forced to flee violence in 2013, following the outbreak of the civil war.

The peace agreement signed in September 2018 – offers a glimpse of hope for the voluntary repatriation of South Sudanese refugees.