El Mariekh FC Qualifies For 2017 South Sudan Cup

In the competitions for the South Sudan Cup in Aweil State where 22 teams participated in the knockout stages, El Mariekh football club emerged as the winner on Monday by beating El Salam FC 2-1 in a highly attended match.

By Agoth Abraham

AWEIL, 18 April 2017 [Gurtong]-During the first half of the match, El Mariekh winger Mr. Mario Nuer Adim opened the score within 17 minutes with a beautiful finishing for a pass from his teammate Daniel Gum before Mario curled into the right corner of the net while the helpless goalkeeper remained muted.

The match was attended by over 10,000 spectators, who came to watch the two giants clocking horns which saw el Mariekh fans triumphing with cheers and ceremonial dances by fans adoring them as the regional champions for the third consecutive time.

While issuing medals and a trophy to the two teams after the closure of the match, Mario Nuer, El Mariekh winger was awarded as the best player of the match.

Addressing the gathering, State Minister of Information, Culture Youth and Sports congratulated the winning team and wished them success when traveling to Juba for the next round of competition.

El Mariekh will now travel to face other champions which will determine their fate  whether they will be knocked out or emerge national champions there.

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