St. Theresa Cathedral wins Centenary Cup
Captain Emmanuel Fuli Faustino raises the Centenary trophy on Saturday at
St. Paul Major Seminary in Munuki (Courtesy Photo)
By David Mono Danga
St. Theresa Cathedral Parish beats Holy Rosary 2-1 to win the finals of the Centenary Cup at St. Paul Major Seminary playground in Munuki on Sunday.
Captain Emmanuel Fuli Faustino and Samuel Tombe scored the two goals for the Saint Theresa parish.
Speaking after the match, Fr. Santo Loku Pio, the Auxiliary Bishop of Juba and chairman of the centenary celebrations committee advised the faithful to take the centenary experience to strengthen their faith in Christ.
He said the centenary tournament aims at promoting peace, unity and harmony and the faithful and in their communities. He added that the tournament also aims at fostering unity among the parishes that participated in the Centenary tournament.
In an exclusive interview with Juba Monitor, the Team Captain of the champions, St. Theresa Cathedral expressed his happiness having won the once in a lifetime tournament.
“It is a joyful day for me and my team for being the champions of the centenary cup. It is the biggest cup in the country. ‘’I am really very proud of today’s victory,” Capt. Emmanuel Fuli Faustino said.
“I would like to say it’s high time the youths showed love to each other because the message of the centenary is to show love and strengthen our faith in Christ,” Fuli added joyously.
The Centenary tournament was organized to mark 100 years of Christianity in Juba from 1019-2019 and the next centenary celebrations will be in 3019.
Twelve Parishes participated in the Centenary tournament: Mary Immaculate Terekeka Parish, St. Kizito Parish, Mary Queen Parish, Holy Rosary Parish, St. Joseph Cathedral Parish, St. Theresa Cathedral, All Saints Rajaf Parish, YCS-Young Christian Students and St. Paul Major Seminary, the hosts.