South Sudanese in Uganda celebrate football victory

By Martin Manyiel Wugol in Kampala.

South Sudanese living in Uganda yesterday celebrated the well-deserved victory over the Uganda Cranes who had beaten South Sudan Bright Stars 1-0 in Kampala last Thursday 12 November 2020.

Speaking to Juba Monitor by phone a former player and official at South Sudan Embassy in Kampala in charge of media Senator David Amuor Majur described what happened last week as an eye opener to the Bright Stars team therefore, our sons finally put considerable smiles on our faces which sent out clear message to the African continent that South Sudan Bright Stars is here to stay in the field of sport given our natural gift and talents South Sudanese sportsmen and women have among our 54 countries in Africa.

Senator David Amuor appealed to South Sudanese players and their supporters to always be disciplined at all times, because a good player is always determined by his or her behavior in the football pitch and nothing else qualifies a player rather than good behavior he said.

The Senator called on the National Ministry of Sport to re-double the efforts in funding sport activities and increase recourses on training and capacity building of the players and their coaches in the country because we can rip what we sowed and nothing we can expect from our sportsmen and women without the ministry’s concern preparing them for services we all enjoyed like yesterday victory brought upon by our players in Kenya and shall continue to happen throughout the African qualifier matches ongoing.

The people of South Sudan were so excited including Madam Tina Toto, a business lady who emotionally said her heart is now restored watching on the TV.

“Our Bright Stars players thrashed Uganda Cranes by one goal to nil in Nairobi Kenya.”

She further offered her congratulations as well as an advice to Bright Stars to continue with the spirit and zeal of putting South Sudan on the world’s map for a good reason because they are great.

“You boys have the ability and talents to put records straight unchallenged, here in the region and entire Africa,” she advised. 

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