SSFA & Football Federation of Burundi Agree to Tighten Relations
The President of SSFA, Mr. Augustino (L) and his Counterpart from Burundi, Mr. Révérien Ndikuriyo (R). Photo (SSFA).
The President of South Sudan Football Association (SSFA), Mr. Augustino Maduot and the President of Football Federation of Burundi, Mr. Révérien Ndikuriyo plan to work closely towards bridging the duo Federations.
This came up today afternoon when Mr. Révérien Ndikuriyo came to Juba on a special mission and paid a visit to inspect the construction of Juba National Stadium.
Speaking shortly after the inspection, Mr. Augustino Maduot welcomed the visit, saying that the visit has come within the framework of the exchange of experiences between the two federations;
Speaking shortly after the inspection, Mr. Augustino Maduot welcomed the visit, saying the visit has come in a very important time when SSFA is tightening its relationship with other associations in the region – he extended an invitation to the President of the Burundian Federation to visit Juba again at the opening ceremony of the stadium soon.
On his part, Mr. Révérien appreciated the management of SSFA under the leadership of his counterpart, Mr. Augustino Maduot for the cordial welcome, pointing out the importance of exchanging ties between the duo federations at different levels of administration, suggesting a friendly match between Burundian National Team and South Sudan National Team on the opening ceremony of the stadium.
Mr. Révérien who also happened to be the Secretary General of Burundi Ruling Party, was accompanied by Mr. Paul McQueen, SPLM Secretary of Political Affairs – in presence were also Charles Udwar, the Vice President of SSFA and the Members of Board of Directors; Mujahid Ali, Wiyoul Lam, Abu Rumman Abulklik, Awar Deng, Anna Yankut, Mr. Arkangelo Joseph Apai and Viola Willi.
Meanwhile, Mr. Paul McQueen praised SSFA for the great development witnessed by football lovers in South Sudan, urging the association to extend the same development to the states levels.
The construction work of Juba National Football Stadium started in July 2019 and it is expected to be completed early next year. The project is funded by FIFA, aiming to standardize it to host international home games for South Sudan National Teams.