Afcon 2017: South Sudan win first competitive victory!

Afcon 2017: South Sudan win first competitive victory!

South Sudan have achieved their first competitive victory since joining international football in 2012, beating Equatorial Guinea in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Atak Lual (pictured) scored the only goal of the game in the 52nd minute in Juba the to give his side an historic win.

The result lifts South Sudan up to second in the table in Group C, with Benin and Mail playing on Sunday.

South Sudan played their first official friendly against Uganda in July 2012.

It was only in 2011 that organised football was first played in South Sudan, after the country gained its independence from Sudan.

BBC

 

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