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2023 U20 AFCON: South Sudan registers first win

by Lesley Ngwa
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Paul Jawa scores to give South Sudan her first U20 Africa cup of nations win , just 2 minutes into their game against central African republic.

The team who was at the brink of an early exit had to win the central Africans inorder to continue to their stay in Egypt.

At just 58 seconds into the game a swift Jawa was brought down in the penalty box by Fanuel Koyakogue with the refree pointing to the penalty spot.

Jawa stepped up to take it sending Mauril Abimala to the opposite direction scoring South Sudans second goal of the tournament.

Haven conceeded early the “Les Fauves” of central African republic began mounting pressure from the flanks hoping to find an equalizer right before the end of the first half.

The team managed to secure over seven corner kicks all amounting to nothing all thanks to Godwill Simons swift intervention. The keeper made five fantastic saves denying their opponents wish in the first 45 minutes of play.

The second half will see a more pushful Fauves side with the bright stars just managing to keep their lead.

Angelo Galabazi and teammates will secured more corner kicks, dominating in possession and passes yet failing to concretize their chances.

Noah Ato Zandanga was an utter nightmare to the south sudanese defence coming up with threatening shots either sent over the bar or saved by Godwill Simon.

The most threatening of all was his 87th minute strike narrowly saved in the neak of time.

South Sudan now has 3 points with hopes of moving pass the group stage if they beat Uganda in the last day of Play.

As for Central African Republic the team will unfortunately not replicate their 2021 achievements in Morocco as the have been eliminated from the competition.

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