Adraa Leads South Sudan In Afcon Qualifier

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Coach Leo Adraa has said he is hungry for success when he leads South Sudan in the last two games of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Afcon qualifiers.

Coach Leo Adraa has said he is hungry for success when he leads South Sudan in the last two games of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.

The former Ugandan Cranes coach was appointed caretaker coach of the Bright Stars last month after the South Sudan FA parted ways with Bilal Felix.


Speaking to URN on phone from Juba on Friday morning Adraa said his first task will be to prove a point against Group C table leaders Mali whom they host on Saturday. "I know a lot about my players because I have been coaching League side Atlabara FC for two years now. We are going all out to get a good result," said Adraa. He has managed to guide Atlabara FC to winning two League titles.



He will however face a daunting task against one of Africa's top teams, who will mostly feature players from the top Leagues in Europe.


South Sudan are third in the group with three points behind Benin who are second, while the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Equatorial Guinea are bottom with one point. However, Benin are currently suspended by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) because of government interference.


The veteran coach said this is a good chance for him to prove that he is capable of handing a national team. Adraa reasoned that although he has not been with the team for a long time, they should be able to put up a good show.


On Saturday Uganda will also be facing Botswana in a crucial Group D match. The Cranes lost 2-0 to Zimbabwe on Tuesday in an International friendly match played in Harare. Uganda has never qualified for Afcon since their last appearance in 1978.