South Sudan national women’s football team has today written history by winning their first ever international match thanks to a 5-0 thrashing of minnows Zanzibar at the ongoing CECAFA championships in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Kenyan based Makolanders Ladies FC midfielder Amy Lasu opened the scoring for Moses Machar’s charges at the half hour mark before Suzy Iriamba made it 2-0 four minutes before the break.
Quick fire goals from skipper Lasu and Aluel Garang fifteen minutes into the second half put the game behind the reach of Zanzibar Queens.
Chieng Thomas sealed the win for Sudan minutes before the final whistle.
South Sudan will play their final group match on Wednesday against Burundi. A win for them will guarantee a slot in the semi finals.
In another match, holders Tanzania walloped Burundi 4-0 to qualify for the semifinals with a match in hand.
Favourites Kenya will play debutants Djibouti tomorrow while Uganda will lock horns with Ethiopia.