Wednesday Sep 25, 2019. 15:00
South Sudan have named 22 foreign-based players in their squad for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Seychelles, including a first call-up for former Norwegian junior international Tokmac Nguen.
Coach Ashu Cyprian Besong has also 10 locally-based players in his squad for the two-legged preliminary round tie where South Sudan host the first leg in Khartoum in neighbouring Sudan because their stadium is still being renovated.
The game is set for October 10 with the return game in the Seychelles on October 15 and the winner advances to Group B with Burkina Faso, Malawi and Uganda, which kicks off in November.
The 25-year-old Nguen, who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya and raised in Norway, plays at Hungarian club Ferencvaros.
Australia U-23 internationals Abraham Majok and Ruon Tongyik, who both play in the A-League for Central Coast Mariners, were also named for possible debuts.
There are 12 Australian-based players in the squad
Goalkeepers; Majak Mawith (Port Melbourne Sharks, Australia), Ramadan John Mayik (Rabita FC), Emmanuel Rubangakene (Vipers, Uganda)
Defenders: Michael Agele (Universiti Teknologi Mara FC, Malaysia), John Kuol Chol (Kariobangi Sharks), Kenya), Peter Deng (Heidelberg United, Australia), Santino Deng, Peter Maker Manyang (both Amarat United), Mathiang Mathiang (Brunswick City, Australia), David Omot Sebit (Al Merreikh), Ruon Tongyik (Central Coast Mariners, Australia)
Midfielders: Dhour Chol (Moreland Zebras, Australia), Peter Chol (Kator FC), Koang Thok Kerjok (Al Hilal Kadougli, Sudan), Dominic Angelo Komelid (Munuki FC), Maker Maker (Port Melbourne Sharks, Australia), Jackson Morgan (Stirling Lions, Australia), Jose Kuch Nyuar (Amarat United), Jimmy Michael Omer (Atlabara FC), Dominic Abui Pretino (Al Khartoum, Sudan), Emmanuel Thomas (Amarat United), Friday Zico (Armadale SC, Australia)
Forwards: William Akio (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, US), Kenny Athiu (Melbourne Victory, Australia), Atak Lual (Al Ahli Shendi, Sudan), David Majak (Tusker FC, Kenya), Abraham Majok (Central Coast Mariners, Australia), Yacoub Mustafa (Perth SC, Australia), Tokmac Nguen (Ferencvaros, Hungary), Khamis Leon Uso (Al Merreikh), Makueth Wol (Mbarara, Uganda), Denis Yongule (Geelong SC, Australia).