South Sudan look to stun Mali

South Sudan look to stun Mali

by Staff Reporter

Friday Sep 07, 2018. 10:15

South Sudan will square off with Mali in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification Group C match on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 15h00 CAT.

The game will be played at the Juba Stadium in Juba, South Sudan.

The Bright Stars lost 3-0 to Burundi away in their first game in Group C in June 2017.

The defeat left South Sudan placed fourth on group standings without a single point.

They drew 0-0 with Burundi in their last game which was the 2017 CECAFA Cup game in Kenya nine months ago.

South Sudan head coach Ahcene Aït-Abdelmalek will be hoping to lead his side to victory against Mali at home.

Meanwhile, Mali edged out Gabon 2-1 in their maiden game in Group C at home in June 2017.

The win took the Eagles to second spot on the group standings with three points from one match.

They drew 1-1 with Japan in their last match which was an international friendly game in Belgium six months ago.

Mali head coach Mohamed Magassouba will be keen to mastermind a victory in South Sudan.

Match referee Redouane Jiyed, who hails from Morocco, will officiate the game between South Sudan and Mali.

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