South Sudan has been eliminated from the CECAFA tournament by rival Sudan.
The Bright Stars held off the Falcons of Jediane through the 90 minutes of the match to take them both to penalties. There was no extra time given for the match.
Sudan scored the first penalty kick before South Sudan created the gap with a miss in the first penalty kick on the Bright Stars side.
The game ended with Sudan scoring 5 goals, while South Sudan’s national team conceded with 3 goals.
This was the second meeting of the two teams in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia. Their previous game in Bahir Dar ended without a goal.
Earlier, South Sudan defeated Djibouti 2-nil before placing the same fade on their match with guest team, Malawi.
Top goal scorers like Bruno Martinez who scored two goals in separate matches in the tournament did not play in the final knock out stage.
Another goal-maker, Atak Lual who scored against Mauritania in South Sudan’s FIFA home game last month was also on the bench in the quarter finals today.
Both teams displayed spirited game today in Addis Ababa Stadium, with Captain Juma Jenaria, the Bright Stars goalkeeper holding back several attempts by Sudanese strikers to make a difference in the two second halves.
However, the best ‘man’ of the match award went to Sudanese goalkeeper Akram Elhadi.
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