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Bright Stars fall 3-0 to Sudan at Juba Stadium launch

By Kei Emmanuel Duku


South Sudanese witnessed a historic yet disappointing night, as Sudan humiliated the national team 3:0, on Tuesday.

Over 4,000 spectators and dignitaries, including President Salva Kiir and FIFA President Gianni Infantino, gathered for the stadium’s inauguration and the crucial FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sudan.

However, the night belonged to the visitors. Sudan dominated the “Sudan Derby,” claiming a convincing 3-0 victory and the top spot in Group B.

Waliedin Khidir broke the deadlock in the first half’s added time, giving Sudan control of the match. The second half saw further Sudanese dominance, with Mozamil doubling their lead in the 68th minute.

Abdal Raman sealed the win with a third goal in the 75th minute, sending Sudan to the top of the group with 10 points.

South Sudan, despite home advantage, remains second-from-bottom with just 2 points from four matches. Their next challenge is a home-and-away fixture against DR Congo before facing Senegal and Togo in Juba during the return leg of the qualifiers.

This marks Sudan’s first victory against South Sudan in regular time. Their previous encounter, in 2015 during the CECAFA tournament, resulted in a 0-0 draw and a 5-3 penalty shootout win for Sudan.

Group B table Standing.

  1. Sudan 10 Points
  2. Senegal 8 points
  3. DR Congo 7 Points
  4. Togo 3 Points
  5. South Sudan 2 Points
  6. Mauritania 0 points

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