El Salaam FC vs Ayat Stars [Gurtong file photo]
By Agoth Abraham
AWEIL, 21 October 2016 [Gurtong]-The clubs participating will be drawn from former Lakes State, Warrap State, Abyei region, Western and Northern Bahr el Ghazal. Each State will be represented by at least two teams. A total of 12 teams will participate.
The secretary for the Aweil Local Football Association, Piol Akok Bol says the Local Association is ready to receive the clubs from Greater Bahr el Ghazal region.
“We the management of Aweil Local Football Association (ALFA) would like to register the gratitude and appreciation for choosing our State as the host for South Sudan Cup. As soon as we received the letter with reference no. SSFA/ALFA-S 16-02 dated 17/10/2016 we didn’t hesitate to make it clear and loud that Aweil Local Football Association is more than ready to receive the clubs coming from other States and more importantly ensure help to guarantee successful tournament in its satisfactory mode” he said.
According to Piol, the league will begin on Sunday 23rd October where El Isilah FC of Aweil will take on Abyei FC and El Salam Wau will take on the giants of Wanyjok FC of Aweil East State on Monday 24th.