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South Sudan’s 17 Year Old Player Signs For Western United FC In Australia

Ayom being unveiled by Western United FC of Australia Photo: Club Media Team.

Western United FC in Australia has confirmed the signing of 17-year-old South Sudanese Ayom Majok who has scored goals in the South Australian NPL this season has joined them. Ayom has signed a three year contract with A-league club Western United 

Western United is pleased to announce the signing of young striker Ayom Majok on a two-year scholarship deal.

The forward joins the squad from South Australian club Cumberland United, where he scored nine goals in the 2020 National Premier League (NPL) season.

Majok said he was excited to join the Green and Black and mentioned Head Coach Mark Rudan as one of the reasons he made the move to Victoria.

“I’m excited to be here and I can’t wait,” Majok said. “The coach has impressed me a lot and he’s one of the reasons I came here.

“All the boys have been so nice, the training is intense and I’m looking forward to more.

“Hopefully I can help the team to score goals.”United GM Football Ante Kovacevic said Majok is a bright, young talent with an eye for goal. “Ayom is a young player for the future,” Kovacevic said.

“He’s a 17-year-old that has scored goals in the South Australian NPL this season. “He’s already had good exposure at a senior level, in what is a very competitive league in SA.

“He’s got pace, he’s dangerous up front and causes defences a lot of headaches. He’s one we will continue to nurture and develop at Western United.”

Majok has joined the squad for full training ahead of the Club’s round 1 match on 28 December against Adelaide United at GMHBA Stadium, Geelong.

The 17 year old is yet to feature for either South Sudan or Australian Unders national team, but will look forward to represent South Sudan in any national competition according to sources close to the player. 

Western United Football Club is an Australian professional soccer club. Based in the western Melbourne suburb of Truganina the club aims to represent western Victoria, incorporating the western suburbs of Melbourne, the regional cities of Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo, as well as regional and country towns in western Victoria.

The club was first established as part of an expansion process in the country’s premier soccer competition, the A-League. It began playing in the 2019–20 A-League season, under licence from Football Federation Australia (FFA).

Western United play home matches at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong and Mars Stadium in Ballarat, though plan to permanently relocate matches to a proposed soccer-specific stadium in Tarneit, Wyndham.

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