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South Sudan: Jonglei’s top football team losses to visiting E. Equatorians

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July 29, 2012 (BOR) – The Star Football club of Jonglei State in South Sudan was defeated 3-0 on Sunday by Volcano Football Club of Eastern Equatoria State, bringing disappointment to over 2000 of its supporters who attended the match at Bor Stadium of the state’s provincial capital.

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South Sudan national football team during a past tournament [©AFP]

Volcano FC scored twice in the first half before adding the third goal in the beginning of the second half. The visiting team controlled much of the game and could have scored even more goals if it was not the Star’s goalkeeper Alier Deng who saved his team from several attempts.

The home side hopes for a consolation goal were dashed when the referee ruled as offside a goal they scored in the second half. The Star FC will travel to Torit, the provincial capital of Eastern Equatoria, for the return match in early August.

The coach of the winning team, Robert Joseph, expressed his happiness with the result casting the game as “a nice moment” whereas his counterpart, Thomas, gave his players a chin up stating “We traveled a long distance and it is good that the players maintained the skills learnt during the training,”

Jonglei State’s minister of youth, culture and sport, Baba Maden, said that an entry fee of 1 South Sudanese pound was collected from over 2000 people who attended the match as a “demonstration that the games are not free of charge”

Meanwhile, the coach of South Sudan national team, Zoran Djordjevic, who attended the match said he was there as part of his effort to identify quality players in the country.

Djordjevic praised players from both sides, urging them to improve their performance in order to win chances of qualifying for national teams.

“It’s a very good chance for each player to demonstrate his quality and
talent,” Djordjevic told reporters after the match. “Of we course for players for senior team, under-20, under-19, under-17 and Olympic game and I think some players have greater future,”

Djordjevic, a Serbian, was named last month as the maiden coach of South Sudan’s national team.

South Sudan became the 209th and newest member of the world’s governing football body known as FIFA on 25 May 2012, ten months after it gained independence from Sudan.

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  • 30 July 2012 09:19, by omoni jr.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Great news for greater Equatoria,not only Easterners.

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  • 30 July 2012 09:43, by Son of South SudanKG

    Am happy for both teams, coz we all know sport is about neither you win or loss but atleast the peace mantaiin. That is what our country need. I love to see this offten.

    Well done Volcano!!

    SOSSKG

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    • 30 July 2012 11:57, by Nibs

      Thank to volcano fc,i would also love to see sports games like tenis,basketball,golf,athlete,wrestling,etc emerging.sport can bring cohension among people.

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  • 30 July 2012 14:49, by Eastern

    Congratulations folks from EE. Let the upcoming national team be comprised of players who are selected based on merits rather than ’technical know who’. Easterners are always focused and determined people.

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  • 30 July 2012 15:31, by Gäär

    All the players of Star FC of Jonglei comes from Dinka Bor. what would you expect from them apart from defeat? Their only knowledge is to lie and practice corruption. thats it. they cannot do anything. even if the equatorians come again in 2020, they will still defeat them. foolish majority. liars and looters of public trust. we will deal with you once and for all even if this country we turn chao

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    • 31 July 2012 05:13, by SeekingTruth

      Gaar,
      Even if game or sport entirely is meant for unity amongst southerners regardless of which region they come from, you’re spewing hatred instead! What exactly have become of you people? Shame!!!

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