South Sudan Bright stars coach: “We’ll surprise a few countries.”
South Sudan was drawn in the pool of death for the CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship, but Coach Shilene Booysen is certain Bright Starlets would surprise Kampala, Uganda.
Stars Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Zanzibar. Former Banyana Banyana Performance Analyst says the national women’s team has improved.
Booysen signed a 2-year contract in February. Deal ends in 2023. First, the South African must work. Booysen thinks Bright Star can win despite being the underdog. Strategist: “It won’t be easy.”
“We’ll try our best to please our fans.” We want to win, but “Booysen stated. Booysen admits that Starlets is a rough diamond in the making, but she’s certain they’ll do better than in 2019.
We must be realistic about our lack of experience, but why not surprise a few countries? I think advancement requires patience. Booysen explained in a publication seen by NCMP, “Once we get confidence, we’ll be one of the best in CECAFA.”
She asks followers to be patient and not to be too optimistic. Fans must understand we’re rebuilding. Instill a winning attitude. She expressed excitement and asked for more fan support.
CECAFA’s goal is to represent South Sudan well on the pitch.” She said playing top-ranked Ethiopia and third-ranked Tanzania would be challenging.
The competition was originally scheduled for May 22, 2022, but was changed to June 1. The CECAFA Women’s Championship will include eight teams. Uganda will host the tournament at Njeru from May 22 to June 5.
CECAFA Competitions Director Yussuf Mossi stated eight teams have confirmed their participation in the tournament. Eight teams enrolled last week. Mossi: “We hope to sketch in a few days.”
Kenya won the 2019 tournament by beating Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Queens 2-0 in the final. FIFA banned Kenya.
“This tournament will be very competitive, and it will enable Burundi and Uganda to prepare properly and acquire match experience,” Mossi said. Wallace Karia, president of CECAFA, stated the regional body is ready for the 2022 season.
“We picked a women’s competition since the Women’s AFCON would be in Morocco in July,” Karia remarked. Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Zanzibar will compete.
Goalkeepers Tutu Khalda Hassan, Magret Goya Lino, and Nawal Isaac Henri. Defenders Bandos Amadrio Filder, Sumaya Molili Taban, Dorka Gerald Lokeri, Amomo Issa Oliver, Annet Adebo Vita, Esther Kide Kute, and Roba Ester Luis.
Midfielders Makunga Maurine Amos, Chiang Thmas Manyol, Apayi Hatima Robert, Pani Esther Mercy, Diana Padoni Paul, Mary Dawa Marko, and Amy Lasu Lauya.
Forwards include Mary Anger Kuach, Josephine Nyibol Makuei, Deborah Stephenluka, Stella Nyoka Chaplan, and Sarah Aparo Charles.