A New Nation Appears – And Swiftly Moves On

10th July 2012
Juba Stadium, Juba, South Sudan

South Sudan 2-2 Uganda


A new nation will appear in the next FIFA rankings, but have already proved themselves a cut above the very bottom of the rankings table by securing a draw in their very first international match.  South Sudan will enter the rankings table a few places off the bottom thanks to a 2-2 draw at home to Uganda in a friendly match in capital city Juba, as part of the celebrations of their first anniversary of independence.

Uganda are the current East and Central African champions so a draw is no mean feat, although Uganda were down to 10 men for the majority of the match after a red card halfway through the first half.  South Sudan will be taking part in the same regional tournament later this year when Uganda defend their title.

South Sudan twice came from behind to equalise, their goals coming from a Richard Justin penalty and a James Joseph header.


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