Awiel FC win 2019 South Sudan Women’s Cup
Awiel Football Women team are the winners of the 2019 South Sudan Women’s Cup.
“I am delighted that I scored the only goal that won us the trophy on Saturday. This trophy will motivate us to even work harder,” said Aluel Garang.
She netted the lone goal to help Awiel Football Women team defeat Torit Women team 1-0 at the Wau Stadium.
Awiel made it to the final after winning all their matches in Group B against Wau and Kwajok.
Awadia Yagob, the Deputy Governor of Wau State thanked the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) for starting women’s football and for having the final played in Wau.
Francis Amin Michael, President of the SSFA thanked all the teams and administrators for the work well done as they successfully held their first Women’s Cup.
“We thank FIFA for supporting the women competition in South Sudan and also all the team for the hard work. This is just the beginning for women’s football in South Sudan. But we promise to continue developing football in the country,” added Amin.
South Sudan is now set to make their first appearance at the 2019 Cecafa Senior Women’s Challenge Cup slated for November 14-23 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.