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S. Sudan defeats Equatorial Guinea in first continental game

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September 5, 2015 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese national football team defeated Equatorial Guinea by a single goal in its first ever competitive match played Saturday.

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South Sudan national football team during a past tournament [©AFP]

A number fans interviewed by Sudan Tribune described the victory as “historic” for a country that has for several years been in conflict.

"The victory for Bright Stars by beating overwhelmingly favorites Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in their AFCON 2017 qualifying match is historic,” said James Okech.

Atak Lual, who plays for Al-Ahli Shendi in Sudan, broke the deadlock in the 51st minute. It was the first competitive match played in South Sudan and the country’s first win in a major tournament.

“Fantastic win Bright Stars, you have done your country proud,” said a local media on its social media site, referring to the national team by it official name.

“Bravo brother (goal scorer) Atak Lual. You saved and served the nation and we will always continue to save and serve this nation. It ours and we must keep on giving all what it needs from us. Let’s look forward to serve this country in every capacity whenever, wherever and forever,” Noble Arem Riak, an ardent fan posted on facebook.

“I am really happy for being at the stadium to witness how sports can unite us,” said another.

The Bright Stars now have three points and can qualify if they win their remaining fixtures.

According to the latest Federation of International Football Association (FIFA)- Coca-Cola world rankings, South Sudan is placed at 198 while Equatorial Guinea stands at 63.

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  • 6 September 2015 07:16, by Mi diit

    Congra Bright Star team. You have done better than Kiir’s cabinet.

    You should have scored a goal ten years ago if you were not being starved and grew slowly to this point.

    Excellent.

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    • 6 September 2015 07:23, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      great news in a long time.

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      • 6 September 2015 08:01, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

        Bravo Bright Stars! You must do more than that to qualify for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Practice good tactical skill, knowledge & attitude towards achievements. We still have more challenges ahead than this victory as we lost 0 to 1 in favor of Mali. We must emerge champion in the group.

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  • 6 September 2015 07:38, by Hardlinner

    well done bright stars. you have shown your potential. the government should now allocate money to build real stadium. the current soccer pitch look like basic soccer ground not national stadium.

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