South Sudan bows out of CECAFA 2013

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South Sudan has been knocked out of the CECAFA 2013 tournament despite a good performance against Kenya. They lost 3-1 against Kenya. This means that South Sudan will not proceed to the next round in the after it earlier lost to Ethiopia 1-0.

South Sudan has been knocked out of the CECAFA 2013 tournament despite a good performance against Kenya. They lost 3-1 against Kenya. This means that South Sudan will not proceed to the next round in the after it earlier lost to Ethiopia 1-0.

South Sudan's captain, Richard Jistin scored a beautiful free-kick on the 27th minute mark to equalize for his team. Earlier, Kenya’s Joackins Atudo's had scored a penalty for after just 16 minutes. However, Kenya’s Jacob Keli scored three minutes later after Justin’s goal, putting the Harambee Stars in the lead. In the second half, South Sudan goalkeeper Jinaro saved Joackins Atudo's penalty.

 

South Sudan lost their chances of reaching the quarter finals for the first time in history when they lost to Ethiopia. Ethiopia joined champions Uganda and Sudan in the last sixteen of GOtv Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, after stopping South Sudan in a group ‘A’ match played at Afraha Stadium, in Nakuru.

 

The defeat, the third for South Sudan, meant that they bowed out of the event. South Sudan lost their first match 2-1 to Zanzibar.

 

Despite losing to Ethiopia, South Sudan gave their opponents a run for their money in a good part of the first half as they fought to try and leave a mark in their first ever CECAFA senior outing.

 

Meanwhile, organizers of the tournament sighed with relief after GoTV, SuperSport,UAP Insurance and Coca Cola agreed to partner with them in hosting the CECAFA 2013 Kenya Edition. GOtv are the title sponsors.

 

The company has committed Sh11.25million in cash towards the event and another Sh54million in kind towards the production of all 26 matches of the competition. According to GOtv Kenya General Manager Felix Kyengo, this support is part of their commitment towards promoting football not only in Kenya but in the region as well.

 

Football Kenya Federation President Sam Nyamweya said they had received enough money to run the tournament. "Apart from this gesture from GOtv, we have received pledges from all the four governors whose counties will host the tournament. Other sponsors who have given us money are Coca-Cola (Sh6.5million), UAP (Sh5.5million), and we expect the government to also support us.”

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