South Sudan, FIFA’s 209th and newest member, have named Zoran Djordjevic as their first coach. The 60-year-old Serbian, who previously guided Yemen, Sudan, and Bangladesh, has signed a one-year-contract.
South Sudan will play their maiden international at home to Uganda, who are positioned 23rd in Africa and 94th overall on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, on 10 July. The Bright Star, as they are nicknamed, will be eligible to enter qualifying for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2015 and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
Djordjevic led Churchill Brothers to their first Indian I-League title in 2008/09, and masterminded Bangladesh’s triumphant South Asian Games 2010 campaign on home soil. His most recent post was in charge of the Philippines U-23 side.