COSAFA: Bright Starlets end campaign winless

COSAFA: Bright Starlets end campaign winless
Bright Starlets train ahead of their final group match against Tanzania on Sunday 03/10/2021 (photo credit: courtesy)

South Sudan’s Senior Women Team registered a third loss in their last group stage game in the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA).

Bright Starlets lost 3-0 to Tanzanians in Women’s Championship 2021 yesterday.

Tanzania’s Twiga scored goals in minutes 51, 80, and 92 from leaving the helpless Bright Starlets without a single win in the competition.

The only thing the ladies can now do is to wait for the plane to jet back home anytime from today after their last game.

They suffered a 7-0 hammering against Botswana in their opening match- one of the worst defeats in the competition.

They were then beaten by Zimbabwe 2-1 before losing 3-0 against Tanzania in the last game.

Among all the12 teams, only South Sudan made the first appearance but all the other teams have featured in COSAFA.

The teams will use the tournament to prepare for the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers which starts in October.

The Bright Starlets were in Group B together with Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania.

Other groups include; South Africa, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique

in Group A and Zambia, Namibia, Eswatini, Uganda in Group.

Meanwhile, South Sudan’s referees have been named to officiate the match between Uganda Revenue Authority Sports Club and Egypt’s AlMasry SC in the Total CAF Confederation Cup (CAF CC).

The referees include Ring Nyier Akech Malong (Centre referee), Gasim Mudir (Assistant Referee1), Robert Henry (Assistant Referee 2), and Alier Michael James, the fourth official.

They will be officiating the match at St. Mary’s Kitende Stadium- Kampala this month.

The FIFA Confederations Cup is an association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years.

It is contested by the holders of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, CAF, AFC, OFC), along with the FIFA World Cup holder and the host nation.