South Sudan U-18 Football Team Claims First Victory, Upsets Tanzania in CECAFA Championship
In a surprising turn of events at the CECAFA U-18 Boys Championship 2023 in Kenya, the South Sudan U-18 National Football team emerged victorious, defeating Tanzania U18.
Despite a slow start and a 1-0 deficit, the South Sudan team displayed resilience and determination, eventually securing a 2-1 victory.
The game took an unexpected twist when Tanzania scored the opening goal, putting them in an advantageous position.
However, South Sudan’s Ngong Garang equalized the score in the 54th minute, injecting a new level of energy and motivation into his team. Motivated by this turn of events, South Sudan intensified their efforts and managed to net another goal, thanks to Christopher, in the 77th minute.
This historic win for the South Sudan U-18 team in the CECAFA Championship is an incredible achievement, marking their first-ever triumph in this prestigious tournament. The victory signifies their potential and promises a bright future for the team.
The Heart of South Sudan’s “HOSS” reporter witnessed the determination and fighting spirit of the South Sudan players, who showcased their skills, resilience, and teamwork.
It is important to highlight that South Sudan had previously suffered a defeat against Zanzibar, creating more anticipation for their match against Tanzania.
Coming back from that loss, South Sudan’s determination paid off as they upset Tanzania, who had previously defeated Uganda. This unexpected victory has called into question Tanzania’s ability to maintain their winning streak.
Congratulations to the South Sudan U-18 boys on their well-deserved victory. This triumph is a testament to their hard work and dedication, setting the stage for an exciting journey in this championship.