The South Sudan Football Association’ newly appointed secretary general has today taken office to start work.
Last week, the SSFA board of directors appointed Victor Lawrence Lual as the secretary general replacing Anthony John.
The decision to replace the outgoing SG was reached after the recently concluded general assembly accused him of not working according to the association status.
Anthony John has worked with the associations as secretary general since 2016 during Chabur Goc Alei reign as president of SSFA.
In 2017 after Francis Amin’ election to office, Anthony John remained as the acting SG of the SSFA and by the time of his dismissal he was still the acting SG.
Meanwhile the incoming secretary general is not new to the field of football as he has been representing the Association as a general coordinator for Confederation of African Football (CAF) and East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA).
Victor Lawrence has coordinated games during CAF Champions league, CAF Confederation Cup, AFCON qualifiers and CEFAFA games.
Speaking after assuming office, the newly appointed SG promised to continue fostering good working relation with other stake holders in the game.
“As I have taken office today, i will ensure SSFA continues with its cooperation with other stake holders such as FIFA, CAF, CECAFA and Local Football Associations in order to have a good working spirit”, Victor said.
Mr. Lual said his office will also work hand in hand with other departments at the association to strengthen and foster the development of football in the country.
“We want to ensure that we strengthen our marketing team so that we can generate income to manage our activities. There is also need for us to have a good relation with the different media houses because they play a big role in developing the game”, added Victor.
Victor Lawrence will steer the South Sudan Football Association as SG till June when the elective general assembly is held in Juba to elect a new administration.