South Sudan arrived at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport this afternoon at 13:30hrs, 1hour 30 minutes behind schedule.
The Antelopes as the Sudan team is affectionately called take on the Zebras this evening at the national stadium.
South Sudan nationals residing in Botswana who came to meet their heroes at SSKIA expressed optimism about tonight’s match.
Makuei John Malou Alech, a general nursing student at Institute ofHealth Sciences (HIS) said this will be his second time to watch the national team in action
“I’m happy they are here, and I believe we are going to win,” he said.
“Your team (Zebras) has a new coach and new players have been called to the squad, this is a good opportunity to us,” John told Voice Sport.
John who has been in the country for the past eight months said he was happy that the South Sudan national team is finally venturing out into the rest of Africa.
“We have not had many friendly matches is Southern Africa; I think this is the first one,” he said.
John was quick to add that although his team participated had a few good results like the famous 2-all draw against Tanzania, they still lack exposure.
“We love football in our country. It’s the first sport followed by basketball and I can’t wait for this evening’s match.
“I just hope we beat the Zebras,” he said with excitement.