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Upper Nile Sport Academy First Beneficiary As SSFA Embarks On Underage Football Distribution

Ball being Handed to UNSA at SSFA HQ. Photo: SSFA Media Team

The Upper Nile Sport Academy (UNSA) was the first to have received the underage football as the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) embarked on the distribution of the underage footballs to States Football Academies. 

Upper Nile Sport Academy (UNSA) which is located at the Northern side of South Sudan town of Bentiu was earlier on Wednesday 16th September 2020 given 40 pieces of footballs by the SSFA 

A Box Containing the Underage Balls Photo: SSFA Media Team

The Abyei Football Academy of Abyei Administrative Area through its chairperson and founder Mr. Mayol Deng was also part of the academies which received the 40 pieces of underage footballs at the SSFA headquarters. 

Abyei Football Academy Founder receiving footballs

It should be noted that The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) on Tuesday 15th September 2020 received a donation of One Thousand underage Footballs from Cross Cultures Open Fun Football, a project funded by UEFA Foundation for Children.

It should be pointed out that Upper Nile Sports Academy (UNSA) is a social sports center based in the small dusty town of Rubkona in the North of South Sudan and is part of the United Nations (UN) Civilian Protection site. Founded on July 09, 2016, by Laat Tungwar Kueiguong amidst the civil war that continued to ravage the young country, the academy has since provided a place for the displaced youth and offered direction for those in a seemingly hopeless situation through sports.

Upper Nile Sports Academy Site.

As of 2016, UNSA served 240 youths, a number which has doubled to 500 players by the first quarter of 2020. Girls for Sports Initiative comprises 4 teams with 80 players in total. The academy has both Football, Volleyball and Basketball with more yet to be established by the academy founder and Executive Director Lat Tungwar Kueiguong. 

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