Zoran Djordjevic is the first coach of the newly independent South Sudan.
Djordjevic, who was in charge of the Philippines Under-23 side, will have his first major task in a friendly against Uganda on July 10.
Speaking to Goal.com, Mirko Djordjevic, a son of the 60-year-old coach, who is the agent who arranged the contract, said he looked forward to ‘providing opportunities for talented South Sudanese players to play for clubs in Europe’.
“This is a great opportunity for all the players just as I did for James Moga when I arranged his transfer to the I-League where he became one of the top three strikers in India,” he said.
South Sudan are the newest members of world football governing body, FIFA, and will be eligible to play in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 World Cup qualifying fixtures.
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