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SSFA Make A U-Turn As Simon James Yor Confirmed South Sudan U-20 Head Coach

Coach James Yor while speaking to his players in Gulu in 2019 before facing Sudan.

The South Sudan Football Association has made a U-Turn as they turned their attention to  James Simon Yor as they confirmed his appointment as the national U-20 head coach. 

This was confirmed to this website by the Chairman of the South Sudan Football Association Central Coaching Committee Chairman Mr. Abdulrahman  Chol. Mr Chol  has further instructed the technical team of South Sudan National team U20 to immediately start preparing inorder to participate in the AFCON U-20 CECAFA regional championship and qualifiers . 

“We will look at the next expected game start in the Tanzania Capital Dar es Salaam. Abdulrahman further confirmed that Coach Simon James has been assigned to assume the task of coaching the U20 National team after Coach Bilal Flex apologies, special reason given. Abdulrahman said that he will present his preparation on 22nd October, 2020. “

Coach Simon James
Chol and Justine shaking hands with joy. Photo: SSFA Media Team.

The continental finals for the Under-20 finals are set for Mauritania at a date that has yet to be determined by the continental governing body. 

It should be noted that on 16 September 2020, SSFA had communicated initially that the U-20 will be headed by coach Simon James Yor as head coach and a number of new staff into the technical team, a decision which did not go well with the Coaches committee chairperson Mr. Chol. Richard Justin and Thomas Jacob were part of the confirmed names on the 16th September 2020. A decision which made the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) coaching Committee to confirm the appointment of former senior national coach Mr Felix Bilal Komoyange as head coach of the national U-20 team during a reshuffle of the technical team for South Sudan U-20. However Mr Felix Komoyange Bilal turned down the appointment calling it an unprofessional kind of appointment. 

Coach James while speaking to the press in Gulu.

The appointment of James means the national U-20 technical team for South Sudan will be headed by Coach James Simon Yor as head coach, South Korean Lim Hung as the General Coach, Nichola Peter Orat as Fitness Coach, Charles Sebit Gisai as goalkeeping Coach, Besensio Charles as the Team Manager and Deng Malik as Team’s Kit manager. 

Yor is now tasked with a responsibility of immediately releasing names of players who will take part in the AFCON, CECAFA regional competition which is scheduled to kick off on the 22nd November to 6th December 2020 in Tanzania as earlier on announced by the CECAFA regional body. SSFA has also confirmed the same.  

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