South Sudan earns draw in World Cup qualifier

South Sudan claimed a spare of the spoils in its first FIFA World Cup qualifying match, drawing 1-1 in a re-arranged game against Mauritania.

The two sides had played out the first 10 minutes of the historic CAF clash earlier in the week, but the fixture was called off due to heavy rainfall, with the score at 1-1 after Dominic Abui Pretino cancelled out Boubacar Bagili's third-minute opener for Mauritania.

But, despite the remainder of the match being played in more suitable conditions, neither team was able to seal a victory.

Elsewhere, Luis Leal's late strike ensured that Sao Tome e Principe got its qualification campaign off to a winning start as it overcame Ethiopia 1-0 – its first triumph in over three years.

In the day's remaining game, Liberia was pegged back to a 1-1 draw by Guinea-Bissau in Monrovia.

Source Omnisport