Tycoon Pledges To Pay Fare Tickets To Burundi For South Sudan Football Team

A South Sudanese tycoon, Mr. Amin Akasha has offered to pay air tickets for the national football team of South Sudan to travel to Burundi to contest for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers game.

By Garang Abraham Malak

JUBA, 08 June 2017 [Gurtong]-The Acting President for the South Sudanese Football Association Mr. Adelmo Augustine Lagu stated that the association could not raise the money for the team and has been begging for support from well-wishers.

“The team is ready and even the players are set to meet and play Burundi with a clear view of winning but there is a big blockage of lack of funds especially the tickets to travel to Burundi is the number one problem” Adelmo stressed.

On 9-May 2017, Eye Radio reported that South Sudan Football Association appealed to the public to raise funds to enable the Bright Stars travel to Burundi for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

John Anthony, who is the Secretary of the association, says without funds, the team will not participate in the continental match next month.

John said the association does not have enough money to pay for the transport and accommodation fees for the national team to compete in their first game of the group stages outside the country

He called on the fans of the football team and well-wishers to offer support to the Bright Stars.

“I am just requesting and appealing to all our football lovers, our business men and women and all government officials who have something, please, let us unite and at least contribute something so that our team may go and participate in this all important game,” he said.

South Sudan Qualified for the group stages of the 2019 Africa cup of nations qualifiers after beating Djibouti 6-0 in Juba in March this year.

The march against Burundi next month will inspire Bright Stars hope of representing South Sudan for the first time in the 2019 African Cup of Nations.


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