Somalia national team
  • Somalia 1-2 South Sudan

Somalia goalkeeping coach Moses ‘Ugoboss’ Oloya remains optimistic his team will overturn the first 2-1 loss to South Sudan in the preliminary round of the CHAN 2018 qualifiers.

Oloya,who spoke to Kawowo Sports after Somalia’s loss at El Hadj Hassan Gouled Aptidon stadium in the neighboring Djibouti, believes they will overturn the tables.

We played well but conceded two goals. We need to finish the game away and we have the ability to work for a decent result away from home.

South Sudan’s Bright Stars  scored through strikers James Joseph Saeed and Leon Uso Khamis in the 6th and 53rd minutes respectively.

Mohamed Mohamed had grabbed an equalizer in the 49th minute, a goal that keeps them in contention ahead of the return leg this week.

Oloya works with another Ugandan Haruna Mawa who is the head coach of the Somalia national side.

The second leg will be played in Juba on Friday 28th April 2017.

The winner on aggregate will meet CECAFA giants Uganda in the first round engagement come July 2017.

The final tournament of the 2018 CHAN tournament shall be hosted by Kenya.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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