Afcon U-23 Qualifiers (1st Round, 2nd Leg): South Sudan U-23 2-0 Uganda Kobs (Aggregate score: 2-1 )
South Sudan put two unanswered goals past Uganda Kobs to overturn a one goal deficit and dump the Pearl out of the 2019 AFCON U-23 qualifiers on Tuesday.
The Ugandans had carried a slim 1-0 win from the first leg at kick- off but goals from Peter Michael Taku and Uganda-based towering striker Makueth Wol Keen Nguet saw the South Sudanese through in front their home fans at Juba International Stadium.
Coach Wasswa named the same starting line-up that played in the first leg but the tactic seems to have backfired.
The three-man defence of Bashir Asiku, Skipper Mustaph Mujjuzi and Goefrey Wasswa, as expected failed to handle Makueth Wol and it was no surprise that the Mbarara City striker scored late on to extinguish Kob’s hopes of a likely come back.
Peter Michael Tabu had scored the opener after a howler by custodian Saidi Keni.
Wasswa Bbosa and Charles Ayiekho Lukula’s charges searched for a goal to at least force the game into post-match penalties but their efforts were undone by the resolute hosts.
South Sudan will now face Tunisia at the next stage of the qualifiers.
Uganda Kobs XI: Saidi Keni (G.K), Bashir Asiku, Mustafa Kizza, Musitafa Mujjuzi, Geoffrey Wasswa, Lawrence Bukenya, Julius Poloto, Shafik Kuchi Kagimu, Allan Okello, Joel Madondo, Steven Desse Mukwala Substitutes: Tom Ikara, Ashiraf Mugume, Rashid Toha, Joseph Junior Semujju, Alex Komakech, Ezekiel Duncan Sseninde, Trevor Ssemakula