National News


Peter James Loruba

The long wait for a coach for the national football team is over as Ashu Cyprian Basong jetted in the country yesterday to sign contract with South Sudan Football Association to lead the national team in their quest for football glory.

Ashu Cyprian Basong who arrived yesterday will replace the departed German Ait Ahcene Abdelmalek who left on allegations of meddling into his work from the SSFA.

Basong has previously served as a coach in Cameroon, Mali as well as some European clubs.

With a lot of coaches in the international market, Joseph Luis, the chairperson of the national team committee said they got recommendations from other outstanding football federations like the FUFA of Uganda and others within the region.

Upon landing at Juba international airport yesterday, the coach checked in a hotel where he will wait for SSFA final plans of getting the assistants for the Cameroon national before he is handed over to the national team.

He will be handed a contract to sign which will see him become the fourth national foreign coach since the country gained independence in 2011.

Cyprian will join a list of foreign coaches who have had dismal impacts on the sports discipline in the country where fans settled to celebrate draws with wins being rare all the way.

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