World newest state set for CECAFA début

South Sudan

The world's youngest nation South Sudan is set for its international debut with the Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) Cup taking place in Tanzania as from 14 July 2012.

South Sudan will be participating at this year's East and Central African regional championship, the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, which marks their entrance into the international arena.

Confirmed participation

The North Africans participation was confirmed by CECAFA secretary general Nicolas Musonye who is hopeful of the new team.

-They have confirmed their participation. They will send a team called Wau Salaam (Advocates for peace) FC. We are glad to welcome them as our new members and they have also assured us that their national team will participate in this year's CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup as well. Nicholas told BBC Football.

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