FIFA to inspect Juba Stadium in May


The world Football body, FIFA will inspect the on going renovation works at the Juba National Stadium in May this year.

“I will be in South Sudan in May to inspect the work at the Juba National Stadium,” said FIFA Chief Member Associations Officer Véron Mosengo-Omba in Kinshasa, DR Congo last week.

Mosengo-Omba made it clear that they are happy that South Sudan decided to use part of their Forward funds to renovate the Juba National Stadium. “It is difficult to develop and promote football when you lack a good Stadium,” reasoned Mosengo-Omba at the Kin Plaza Hotel.

The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) embarked on a renovation exercise of the Juba Stadium into a 7,000-seater capacity last year. The renovation was expected to conclude in April this year, but heavy rains late last year delayed the process.

During the launch of the project last year, SSFA President, Francis Amin Michael said once the renovation is complete it will help South Sudan promote football better. “A better Stadium will mean more football played and several sponsors coming on board.

SSFA working together with the government of South Sudan are also trying to ensure several other stadiums are developed in the country.

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