South Sudan set to play matches in Uganda

The South Sudanese FA have announced that the national squad will be playing their matches in Uganda.

Francis Amin, the SSFA President told BBC Sport would start in March when they are scheduled to host Tunisia in a 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match.

This is due to the national stadium in Juba began reconstruction work on Saturday, which could take up to a year to complete with the aid of Fifa development programme.

“It is cheaper and nearer for us to play in Uganda than moving to Khartoum in Sudan,” Francis Amin, the SSFA President told BBC Sport.

“Besides, we also have several South Sudanese who stay in Uganda and can always come to cheer the teams,” Amin added.

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