South Sudan to host 2019 international fixtures in Uganda

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JUBA, South Sudan

South Sudan’s Football Association (SSFA) has announced that the country’s national teams will host all their 2019 international matches in Kampala, Uganda.

This comes after the national stadium in Juba began reconstruction work Saturday, which according to the association could take up to a year to complete.

“It is cheaper and nearer for us to play in Uganda than moving to Khartoum in Sudan,” said Francis Amin, the SSFA President.Besides, we also have several South Sudanese who stay in Uganda and can always come to cheer the teams,”

According to Amin, South Sudan will shift to Uganda for ‘home’ matches starting March when they are scheduled to host Tunisia in a 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match which also serves as an Olympic qualifier.

He added that they will also be organising several international friendly matches in 2019 which will also take place in Kampala.