Women’s League & South Sudan Cup Paint the Face of the Country’s Sport
Yei Join Stars and Wau Women FC during the last game of South Sudan Women’s League at Buluk Playground |Photo | SSFA
South Sudan is tremendously doing well in terms of football; a lot has happened before the year comes to end despites the challenges posed by pandemic among others.
On the 31st of May, the first ever South Sudan Women’s National League 2021 came to an end with Yei Joint Stars being crowned as champions of the league, leading the league’s standings with 33 points.
The league which brought together eight (8) teams countrywide was part of a four-year South Sudan Women’s Football Strategic Plan launched last year in December – it aims to build inclusive and sustainable future for females’ football in the country. The first season of the league kicked started in February.
Barely three days after the conclusion of Women’s League, South Sudan Cup which was for the very first time played in three states; Lakes State (Rumbek), Central Equatoria State (Juba) and Upper Nile State (Renk) was also concluded ceremoniously with Atlabara Football Club of Juba walking away with the championship title after beating Salam FC of Kuajok two goals to nothing
The South Sudan Cup Tournament consisted of twenty one (21) teams from the three states –knockout stages were played in the states while Quarter-finals, Semi-finals and finals were played in Juba on 3rd May.
South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) congratulated Yei Joint Stars and Atlabara FC for winning the hearts of football lovers in South Sudan and beyond, encouraging all the teams that took part in both competitions to exert more effort in the next competitions for better results.