Defender John Kuol of Kariobangi Sharks was captain of South Sudan on U23, losing to a lone goal for Uganda at the AFCON U23 Qualifier on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Kampala.
This was his debut for his country of birth and he could not be prouder.
"I feel very good about putting on that shirt. This is a moment that I've dreamed for so long. I joined a new coach and some new players and it's a special feeling. "He told the club's official website.
Despite having lost, the former defender of Chemelil Sugar FC is confident that he can overcome the result when the two teams eat in Juba within a few days.
"It was a good performance. We were comfortable inside and outside the ball; We were solid and never panic. Our game plan worked very well against a very good side. Everyone worked hard, we all got motivated and we did well, "he said.
"We were unfortunate to admit it at the end of the game, but that does not exclude us. 1-0 is a result we can topple and we will be looking to do that. We have a chance because I believe in the team that was chosen and I know we have the ability to deliver. We just have to believe. "He concluded.
The aggregate winner will find Tunisia in the next qualifying round.