Zalan FC crowned winners of Rumbek South Sudan Cup

Zalan FC crowned winners of Rumbek South Sudan Cup
SSFA President Augustino Maduot Parek hands over cup to Zalan’s Captain at Rumbek Freedom Square (photo credit: courtesy)

A first-half goal from Dhieu Kaman earned Zalan FC from Rumbek Local Football Association (LFA) second South Sudan Cup 2021 title yesterday.

Zalan FC took lead within 17 minutes and it was the only goal that earned them the title as they beat the Rumbek giants Holy Family FC 1-0 to claim this year’s Rumbek South Sudan Cup thanks to the defender Kaman. 

The final was attended by South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) President, Gen. Augustino Maduot Parek, and other senior members of the board including the RLFA president and others.

In his brief speech after the final whistle, SSFA President Maduot called on the players to take football seriously adding it could turn into a lucrative source of income.

Mr. Maduot said football is a tool that can promote peace among the communities especially in war-torn places like Rumbek.

“Football became one of the leading tools that can pave way for peace and social cohesion in the country, especially our areas like Rumbek, so I encourage you to take it seriously,” he said.

He called on the state government to give support more to the sports sector especially football governing bodies in the country.

Zalan FC will now represent the Rumbek Local Football Association in the National Competition where they will face winning clubs from other states in the national tournament.

Meanwhile, in Western Equatoria State, Yambio LFA South Sudan Cup has entered in quarter-finals where eight teams remained.

Today, Nile City FC face Yambio Stars FC, while on Sunday, Rhino FC will take on Supper Stars before St. Mary FC takes on Al Wehida FC on Monday.

In Bor, BLFA South Sudan Cup 2021 will kick off on October 8, where the Bor defending champions Koryom take on Etihad.

South Sudan Cup action remains continuous in other Local Football associations across the country, including Bentiu LFA, Mundri, LFA, Yei LFA, Wau, and many other places.

Last month, Malakia of Torit were crowned the champions of Torit Location Football Association (TLFA) after beating Kineti Football Club (FC) by the same goal of 1-0 margin in the final.