FIFA’s Samoura praises South Sudan


The Secretary General of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Fatma Samoura has praised the developments and positive strides South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) is making.

During her visit to Juba last week together with the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad and other CAF executive members, Samoura said she is impressed.

“South Sudan is a new country that has gone through some challenges, but the football development on the ground is very positive. I am very impressed with the work the SSFA President Francis and his team are doing despite some challenge,” she added.

Samoura, who is also a FIFA Special Delegate to Africa said they will draw a road map and see where and how to help South Sudan football further   

During their visit Samoura and the CAF delegation also met South Sudan President Salva Kiir, toured the site where the renovation of the Juba National Stadium is on-going and also visited the SSFA offices.

Francis Amin Michael, the SSFA said as a team they get more encouragement when they are told South Sudan is moving on the right track. “We shall continue to develop football here because we are committed to seeing things move in the right direction and South Sudan becoming a football powerhouse,” added Amin.

The SFFA President said they have also worked hard to have national teams in all categories including the women who for the first time are participating in the Cecafa Senior Women’s Challenge Cup in Tanzania.

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