SSFA, Egypt establish ties to develop football

SSFA, Egypt establish ties to develop football
General Consul of the Arab Republic of Egypt Ahmed Al-Bakri (L) receives SSFA T-shirt from SSFA President Gen. Augustino Maduot (photo credit: SSFA)

The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) and the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have expressed their readiness to promote football in the two countries.

This came after SSFA President Gen. Augustino Maduot met with Ahmed Al-Bakri, the General Consul of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Juba, at the SSFA headquarters on Wednesday.

Speaking after their meeting, SSFA President Augustino Maduot said their discussions would pave the way for the development of football in many ways in the country.

Gen. Maduot revealed his planned visit to Egypt, saying he expects to hold several meetings with different members of the Egyptian Football Association to discuss bilateral collaboration.

“We, as the SSFA family, are grateful for the ambassador’s cordial visit. I promised to visit Egypt soon to meet with members of the Egyptian Football Association to have more discussions on bilateral collaboration, ” Maduot said.

He said Egypt has been one of the best and most experienced countries in Africa and cooperating with them would provide opportunities for South Sudan to benefit from their experience.

Mr Ahmed Al-Bakri acknowledged SSFA’s efforts in trying to develop the sport in the country, saying there is great progress towards achieving comprehensive football.

“I think working together will help both countries learn from each other in different ways especially South Sudan will benefit from Egyptian experience in the field of football,” Al-Bakri stressed.

He reiterated the Egyptian Football Association’s willingness to extend a helping hand towards the development of sports in South Sudan, especially in the field of sports infrastructure.

The meeting was attended by SSFA senior members of the Board of Directors, including Mr Mujahid Ali and Robert Zakaria, the SSFA marketing manager.

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