Tri-Star extends support to SSFA
By Peter James Loruba
Tri-Star, the group that has been supporting the national team have extended their commitment by signing a deal that will run for three more years.
Over the weekend, The Group CEO of Tri-Star Transport LLC Mr. Eugene Mayne jetted into the country from Dubai to preside over the ceremony.
Mayne was joined by the President of South Sudan Football Association, Mr. Francis Amin at the signing ceremony at Pyramid Hotel-Juba.
The contract will cover the salary of the foreign Coach Cyprian Ashu Besong and his Assistant for the South Sudan National Team and the team jerseys.
Tri-Star has committed to paying SSFA USD 100,000 (One Hundred Thousand US Dollars) every year to cater for these expenses for three years.
The Group CEO expressed his happiness with the progress of SSFA and reassured the commitment of his company to the national team.
“The Company will dedicate itself to support SSFA in developing a good national team of South Sudan in the region and also going across the region. I acknowledge the potential in the Bright Stars,” Mayne said.
He added that by supporting the SSFA in this venture he hoped that more young people would be motivated to join and play.
The business mogul further said in the future they plan to take the national team to have international friendlies with the aim of giving the team some international exposure. Watching the recently concluded Afcon without South Sudan made him dream of the Bright Stars playing at the tournament but however is positive they will and he will do his best to achieve that dream
The President of SSFA, Mr Francis Amin, who signed the Contract on behalf of the SSFA applauded the support of Tri-Star being the only Company that came in to wholly support SSFA, by sponsoring the payment for the previous Coach and now they have come in to support with USD 300,000 only for the three years deal.
Mayne said he chose to support football as a sport discipline because it helps to unit people together and is loved by the people.