VP Nyandeng Commends National Team U20 for Outstanding Performance
The Vice President for Gender, Youth and Sports Cluster, H.E. Mama Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior today at her office premises welcomes National Team under twenty back home after participating in the CECAFA 2020 U20 Zonal Competition.
Speaking during the welcoming ceremony held to congratulate national team under twenty, H.E. Rebecca Nyandeng congratulated the team for achieving a tremendous result for the first time since the inception of the country. She expressed her contentment, saying that the Youngsters have bestowed pride on South Sudanese for raising the country’s flag higher.
Mama Nyandeng assures the sports’ bodies of her effort to continue looking into the government’s impending budget to ensure that sports’ budget is included.
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Dr. Albino Bol Dhieu praised the team for their outstanding performance in the regional competition to come back home with bronze medal, saying that the third position is not too bad for the nation.
He said the Youngsters are greatly improving and are playing with moral, believing that South Sudan will soon shine to the world in terms of sports.
Meanwhile, the President of South Sudan Football Association (SSFA), Mr. Francis Amin mentioned lack of enough training, limited field experience, long-distance trip from training camp to the competition town and absence of national anthem as some of the challenges which minimized chances for the national team under twenty to reach final stage in CECAFA 2020 U20 Competition to qualify for AFCON 2021.
However, Mr. Amin assures the association’s effort to prepare the team very well for upcoming competitions in order realize improved and better results, adding that SSFA will also send more coaches abroad for training to fill the gap of limited coaches in the country.
The national team under twenty jetted into the country earlier this week from Tanzania after participating in the CECAFA 2020 U20 Zonal Competition AFCONQ 2020 U20 and winning against Kenya in the third position match to grab bronze medal. It is the first time in history for South Sudan National to emerge third in the regional competitions, restoring hope for the country’s football fans.