South Sudan Senior National Team and U-23 play maker Martin Sawi has left K3 basic club Goyang Citizens FC after spending 2 years with the club.
Sawi who is known for his eye on the ball while in the midfield role has signed a year deal with Yangju Citizen FC, with a possibility of extension if the two parties agree. Yangju Citizen Football Club is a South Korea Football club based in the city of Yangiu, located south of Dongducheon and north of Uijeongbu not far from Seoul. It is currently a member of the K3 League, the third tier of league football in South Korea.
The versatile attacking midfielder joined the Korea K3 basic club outfits in March 2018 from Young Stars Academy based in Juba, South Sudan; the academy is being owned and managed by former South Sudan National team coach Bilal Felix Komoyange
The South Sudan international played 35 games for Goyang Citizens FC and scored 19 goals in total, with the first year having 15 games and 8 goals scored and the second year 20 games and 11 goals.
Due to his work rate and commitment, Sawi was summoned as part of the squad to face Uganda in the 2019 AFCON U-23 qualification round at Juba Stadium, he came in a substitute when South Sudan beat Uganda Kobs 2-0 in that faithful day. His also caught national team coach Cyprian Besong Ashu eyes and was part of the team that played against Burkina Faso in Khartoum when he came in as a substitute.
Sawi who took to his official Facebook page after his move, had this to say “Much love and thanks to Goyang FC head coach and players and everyone who supported me during my stay here! and special thanks Goyang Citizens FC fans you guys are the best! Good luck in the coming season”
His move will mean Pal Paul Puk Kun will be the only player from South Sudan, the 19 years old joined the club from Munuki FC Juba in 2019 June. He will be among the other three foreign players based in the club.