SSFA Launches Strategy to Promote Females’ Football
South Sudan Women’s Football fraternity today have every reason to smile as South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) launches a four year strategy to build inclusive and sustainable future for females’ football in the country.
The inauguration ceremony was witnessed by the Vice President of the Republic, H.E. Mama Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior, Dr. Albino Bol, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Francis Amin, President of South Sudan Football Association, President of South Sudan Basketball Federation, Lual Deng, Mr. Jumah Stephen, President of the National Olympic Committee, SSFA Board of Directors and heads of local football associations.
Vice President, Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior called for the need to give girls and women in general the right to practice sports and support for women’s activities in the country, noting the importance of providing the necessary needs for sports and development of sports’ infrastructures. She praises the role played by South Sudan Football Association towards developing football in the country. She also acknowledges FIFA’s support in rehabilitating Juba Football Stadium.
Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Albino Paul stressed the need for strategies and programs to develop sports in the country, emphasizing that the strategies are very important to the government to avail support to federations within the country in order to stimulate programs to develop youth capabilities.
Meanwhile, the President of South Sudan Football Association, Mr. Francis Amin, thanked the attendees for participating in the women’s football strategy launching to develop women’s football in the country.
Mr. Amin expresses the Association’s readiness to double its effort and work closely with women’s football department towards improving and developing new activities for women’s football.
The event was also graced by awarding of two females players from females’ national teams by Global Peace without Boarders Organization; Amy Lasu and Easter Luis were also appointed as ambassadors for women’s football in South Sudan.