By David Mono Danga
Kator-Juba will face Tahrir-Yambio in the opening of South Sudan Premier League scheduled for this Thursday at Juba Stadium.
Kator FC, winners of the Konyo-Konyo premier league of Juba is grouped in Group A with the Champions of Yei, Dream FC, Koryom FC of Bor, Tahrir FC of Yambio and Merik FC of Renk.
Kator FC plays Dream FC of Yei in their second game on Saturday.
The head coach of Kator FC, Bilal Felix, who is also the coach of the national team; the Bright Stars said his side is ready for the tournament.
“To us the fixture has come at the right time because the Konyo-Knoyo premier league of Juba has just ended, therefore, my players are fit and ready for the game on Thursday (tomorrow)”
“We know it’s going to be a tough tournament because there are some good players hiding in the states and they will come and show the skills they watch in the European football leagues,” Coach Bilal told Juba Monitor yesterday.
The Vice President of South Sudan Football Association, Venansio Amum said in a press conference last week that the competition would promote peaceful coexistence among the youth in the country.
The secretary general of the association, Anthony John, assured the citizens that all the states would be represented in the league as the champions from various states have arrived at their various host cities (Juba and Wau).
Sports Expert, Cecilio Juba, said more competitions were needed to develop sports in the country, saying if more teams compete in the tournament, it will strength the overall performance of the South Sudan league.
The draw for the upcoming 2017 South Sudan Premier League was announced last week in a press conference to announce by the vice president of SSFA at Landmark Hotel.
The competition will run from 9th to 26th this November, with one group competing in Wau (Group B) and another in Juba (Group A).
The winner and the runners-up of the tournament will walk away with an amount of 200,000SSP and 150,000SSP as prize money respectively.
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