Africa: South Sudan Names 23-Man Squad for Equatorial Guinea Reverse

Ahead of the final day match against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, 4 September 2016 away in Malabo, South Sudan interim coach Malish Soro has named a 23-man squad for the clash.

Soro will be in charge of the Bright Stars for the final bow in the absence of Uganda-born Leo Adra. The squad include three goalkeepers, seven defenders, nine midfielders and three forwards with the eight foreign-based players all plying their trade in Sudan.

There is nothing at stake in the Group C ultimate clash as both teams have no chance of qualification. However, Equatorial Guinea will be eyeing revenge after suffering a lone goal loss in the reverse courtesy a 51st minute by Atak Lual, which marked the first ever competitive win by South Sudan since joining the ambit of international football in 2012.

South Sudan has three points whilst Equatorial Guinea rests at the bottom with just a point from five matches. Mali, guaranteed to finish either as group winners or one of the two best runners-up lead the pack with 13 points, two more than Benin.

Meanwhile, the Bright Stars are expected to leave for Malabo on Thursday, 1 September 2016; three clear days ahead of the match.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Juma Jenaro (El Hilal, Sudan), Kannady Santo (Kator), David Alfred (Hilal Juba)

Defenders: Thomas Atir (El Hilal, Sudan), David Dada (Malakia), Zacharia Benasio (Merreikh Kosti), Zakaria Scopas (Atlabara), Abdu Awad Lemi (Rabita), Edmond Amadeo (Hilal Juba), Gabriel George Kamilo (Rabita), Kuach Kamon (Merrreikh, Juba)

Midfielders: Dominic Abui (Al Khartoum, Sudan), Samuel Tombe (Hilal Juba), Fabien Elias Laku (Atlabara), William Offiri (Rainbow), Thomas Jakub (Malakia), Lubari Zebriba (Malakia), Isaac Mattia Mokonzi (Kator), Joseph Aguer (Unattached), Achuil Tito Akol (Al Nasoor, Sudan)

Forwards: Aluk Akech (El Merreikh, Sudan), Atak Lual (Ahly Shandy, Sudan), Sebit Bruno Martinez (Kator)

Source: Confederation of African Football.

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