11 Dec 2018

Sports in South Sudan

Coach Ahcene Aït-Abdelmalek [Photo credit|Gale Julius]
South Sudan’s football team coach has quit under unclear circumstances after taking up the job in February this year.
 
South Sudan’s hope for the first African Cup of Nation’s (AFCON) appearance next year has suffered a blow after Mali cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win at Juba Stadium on Sunday.
The Confederation of African Football-CAF, on Sunday banned South Sudan’s Juba football stadium from hosting International competitions citing its poor quality infrastructure.
The newly appointed coach of the national football team-the Bright Stars arrived the country on Monday.
Nasir FC beat Mahad Fc 2 goals to 1 on Saturday in the final peace cup tournament organized by United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in collaboration with the State Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports in Yei.

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