Following its second ordinary meeting on 20th May 2020, the South Sudan Football Association has call to an end of its 2019/2020 season both in the national and local leagues due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has currently caused a stoppage to sports events all over the world.
The emergency committee meeting that was also attended by the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) Board of Directors and chaired by president Francis Amin Michael arrived at the decision after consultations. The decision was taken based on Article 81 of the SSFA Statutes.
According to the SSFA, there will be no promotion or relegation across of clubs in all the local leagues, and has confirmed that Al_Rabita Juba FC will be the only club to representatives for next season’s CAF Confederation Cup having won the South Sudanese Cup tournament.
Meanwhile, dates for the new season once the Ministry of Health advises it is safe to return to football activities.
The other point agreed was the SSFA Legal advisor to go ahead and appeal on a case ruled against the SSFA in regards to the former SSFA head Chabur Goc Alei. It is alleged that the former president is still in possession of the association assets like Car, Documents to the SSFA land and failed to account for up 830,000 United States Dollars.
It should be noted on the 15th March 2020, SSFA suspended all football activities after government issued none social gathering guidelines to prevent the spread of the globe pandemic. (Covid_19)
SSFA becomes the 3rd body in the CECAFA region to call off its league after Football Kenya Federation (KFK) and Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA)