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Gianni Infantino to grace South Sudan’s game at newly refurbished stadium


FIFA President, Gianni Infantino will grace the Group B FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier between South Sudan and Sudan on June 11th, 2024.

Victor Lual, the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) General Secretary confirmed to Cecafaonline that Infantino will be the chief guest at the inauguration of the refurbished Juba National Stadium which will host the match.

” We are happy that the FIFA President will be the chief guest during this inauguration and also watch the match. This Stadium has been refurbished with funding from the World Football body, ” added Lual.

But before the clash in Juba, the South Sudan team will travel to face Togo, while Sudan also play away to Mauritania.

Senegal currently lead Group B with 4 points after two matches, while Sudan in second place also have 4 points, but a lower goal difference. South Sudan who have only picked a draw in two matches are bottom of the log.

The other teams in the CECAFA Zone battling in the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers include ; Djibouti, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Somalia and Uganda

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