The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) in their official website have confirmed that the construction work at the Juba Stadium will continue amid the on-going Coronavirus (COVID -19) precaution measures.
Francis Amin Micheal, President of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) said construction is still on-going and the work is progressing well.
“Work is still on-going, but of course not normally because of the Coronavirus fear. But we are confident the construction company doing the work will do good work and this stadium will help South Sudan in football development,” added Amin.
Last week the SSFA President together with businessman Tanfiz Poul from freedom group toured the Stadium to see the on-going work. Amin also promised that improvement of other stadiums around the country like Wau Stadium will continue. The Juba Stadium is being reconstructed with funds from FIFA.
Meanwhile, SSFA has also made it clear that the handover of the Buluk ground will delay because of the Coronavirus that has affected travel of the Engineer from Turkey and supplies from China and Italy.
Early this year SSFA and South Sudan Athletics Federation (SSAF) signed an MoU to upgrade the Buluk playground into a modern facility.
It should be noted that FIFA through it’s Forward Fund extended 500,000 United States Dollars into the major renovation of Juba stadium which was put up in 1962 during the then Sudan time. It also confirmed that stadium will house 7,000 fans.
Sources: SSFA Site