JUBA, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan's football governing body said Monday that the country would play its international football matches in neighboring Uganda.
Daniel Madut, spokesman for the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA), said the decision was taken because the country's Juba National Stadium is under renovation.
"The decision is still under discussion by the board of directors, but because of the situation in [Sudan's capital] Khartoum, we may go to Uganda. We need to take our players to a place which is calm and quiet," Madut told reporters by phone.
South Sudan are set to play Tunisia in the 2019 African U-23 Cup of Nations qualifier in March.
The world's youngest nation became a FIFA member on May 25, 2012 at the second session of the 62nd FIFA Congress hosted in Budapest, Hungary.