South Sudan face Cranes in game one
South Sudan will play its first official match against Uganda on Tuesday at the Juba Stadium, more than a month after the team was admitted as a member of FIFA.
The international friendly coincides with the first independence anniversary of the east-central African nation.
The South Sudan Football Association hired Serbian coach Zoran Djordjevic to manage the youthful team, which will be having its baptism of fire against the Cranes before thousands of local fans at the country’s biggest sport facility.
South Sudan was admitted as FIFA’s 209th member during the 62nd edition of FIFA Congress held in Budapest, Hungary on May 25.
It also became a CAF member in February this year. The South Sudan Football Association is chaired by Chabur Goc Alei.