South Sudan on road to football recognition
South Sudan will be proposed as a member of the Confederation of
African Football on Friday as it begins the process to become world
football’s newest nation.
CAF says the state’s newly formed football federation will be
considered for membership at its General Assembly in Libreville,
South Sudan gained independence in July last year, and the South
Sudan Football Association is seeking similar recognition from CAF
and, eventually, world body FIFA.
South Sudan’s national team played games against club teams from
Kenya and Uganda last year to celebrate the country’s independence
but is yet to play a full international.
It needs to become a member of CAF and FIFA before it can try to
qualify for the African Cup of Nations and the World Cup.