JLFA: Kator FC Suspends CHOL Peter For One Year

Chol Peter boarding a plane while in BOLE International Airport while with the national team

The management of Kator Football Club has suspended national team player and midfielder Chol Peter Bentiu for a period of not less than one year as per a letter seen by KurraSorts.com.

According to a reliable source, the club management had banned the player for 3 years in a letter that was addressed to the Juba Local Football Association; however the club did not have a strong justification which warrants a suspension of 3 years. Hence the Local Football Association wrote against the 3 years suspension and instead a decision was reached to reduce the ban to only one year.

The Kator Football Club has alleged that the player in question (Chol Peter Bentiu) had misconduct in the club, the club said the player was not attending to club training sessions and games without notifying the club which is contrary to the club’s code of conduct for players.     

The suspension will meaning Chol Peter Bentiu commonly knowns as Habibo will be a free agent and will find a new club after the expiry of his suspension in December 01, 2020, since his contract with Kator FC runs out in December 2019.

Chol was part of the South Sudan national team squad who faced Equatorial Guinea in a two fixture fitted game both in Khartoum and Malabo, South Sudan was eliminated following a 1-0 away loss to Equatorial Guinea to take the aggregate results 2-1, after a 1-1 all draw in Khartoum. Chol was substituted by Emmanuel Thomas on the 37th minute while in Malabo.

Chol Peter front line (Center) while training with the national team in Khartoum

However despite being part of the World Cup Preliminary round qualification squad, Chol was left out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations group Qualification double header fixtures against Malawi away and Burkina Faso at in Khartoum. South Sudan lost both games.             

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    1. The body of the article has reasons why the club has decided to suspend him for a period of one year.



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