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South Sudan, Sudan sign joint agreement for football development

by Oliver Nimaya
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The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) has today signed a joint agreement with the Sudan Football Association (SFA) aimed at football development.

Augustino Maduot Parek, the SSFA President together with his counterpart from the SFA Dr. Mutasim Jaafar Sarkhatm signed the joint cooperation agreement at Ewa Hotels’ Omdurman Hall in Khartoum, Sudan on Thursday.

The coorperation will include the exchange of experiences in the fields of; public administration, administrative and organizational affairs, promotional activities, studies on research technical training and development of referees among others.

“ We are very delighted about the signing of this agreement because it will help us benefit lot from each other,” said Maduot Parek. The SFA General Secretary, Magdi Shams Eldin said they are also very delighted to sign this agreement because there is a lot they will learn from each other.

The agreement which was signed immediately after the Extra Ordinary Assembly of the East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) was also witnessed by the CECAFA President Wallace Karia and Presidents and some Vice President of the Member Associations of Burundi, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Eritrea, Somalia Rwanda and Tanzania.

FIFA officials managing the FIFA Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Kigali, Rwanda Davis Ndayisenga and Abigail Lemma Haileichael also attended the function.

The SFFA General Secretary Victor Lual who was also present at the signing ceremony said it was a step in the right direction for the two Associations to learn from each other all geared towards the development of football.

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About SSFA

The South Sudan Football Association (S.S.F.A.) is the governing body of Football in South Sudan. It was established in April 2011 and is an affiliate of CECAFA, CAF and FIFA.