SOUTH SUDAN – AMARAT UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB SCORED 12 PAST JIL AL SALAAM TO WIN 2019 CUP

James Muc opened the scoring on the 8th minute for Amarat United FC, before Emmanuel Longbel scored Super hat trick. Jack James also tapped in a hat trick, Agany Akot brace and Majak Mayor goal secured the win for Amarat United FC.

Former national team coach Ramsey Sebit Lumori feet he was in cloud 9 for the win. I am so excited about the win, it marks as the biggest win in such a final and my team made it under my leadership so I am happy. Asked about the team preparation towards the CAF Confederation Cup campaigns, Ramsey stated that he wants to have 3 foreign players into the team to reinforce the team. He also said he will ask the club management to organize some club friendlies with clubs within East Africa.

29 years old Jil AL Salaam Coach Ayar Ngor in his part said We came to play knowing that it was going to be a tough encounter, however the boys did their best but sometimes if you are facing a well-organized and disciplined team, then it will be mission impossible. I am going back to Malakal and improve on the team’s performance and we look forward for the next opportunity.

This year’s tournament was staged in four (4) cities with Juba hosting Group A, Yambio hosting Group B, Wau and Renk hosting group C and D matches respectively.

A total of 13 teams made it to the tournament, however Nasir FC of Mundri did not turn up to play in Yambio citing logistical challenges. Super Eagle FC of Yambio and AL Hilal FC Wau both finished as group leaders respectively but could not turn up for their semifinal matches in Juba because of same logistical problems.

The winner of this year’s Cup tournament, Amarat United was awarded a sum of 600,000ssp plus a trophy and will represent the country in next season’s CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round.

The runners-up Jil Al Salam FC of Malakal walked away with sum of 500,000ssp.

In 2018/2019 South Sudan was represented by AL Hilal FC Wau and Merriekh FC Juba in the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup preliminary round. AL Hilal Wau lost 9-3 in aggregated to Nasr FC Benghazi of Libya while Merriekh lost to Green Buffalo FC of Zambia 2-0 on aggregate.

Source: Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF)

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