Juba Local Football AssociationSouth Sudan Cup 2021

South Sudan Cup 2021: Al Rabita FC Juba To Start Title Defense Against Al-Merreikh FC Juba.

Rabita FC players celebrate win over Al-Hilal in finals of South Sudan Cup 2019-2020 season (Photo: Kelly Abale)

The Juba Local Football Association 2020 South Sudan Cup holders Al Rabita FC will start their title defense against 2018 South Sudan Cup winners Al Merreikh FC Juba, As Kator FC Juba To Face Amarat United FC

This was confirmed in a draw conducted by Juba Local Football Association on Monday 18th January 2021 at the Juba Women’s Union building in Hai Neem. 

Al Rabita FC of Juba pose for photo before kick off the game against Nile City FC of Yambio

The Church owned Rabita FC Juba were crowned Juba Local Football Association South Sudan Cup winners at Buluk playing ground on 8th, October 2019 after beating previous 2017 winners Al Hilal FC Juba by 2-1 with Ding Ding Thong and Jada being the goal scorers for Al Rabita FC.  

Munuki FC Juba Team pose for a Photo Photo: Credit Club Media Team (George Richard).

The draw also showed that 2019 South Sudan Cup winners Amarat United FC will face Kator FC Juba, a fixture which will witness four first division clubs paired together. Other games will see Munuki FC Juba taking on Nyakuron FC Juba at Munuki playing ground on Wednesday 27th January 2021, as the Malakia FC and Juba City FC fixture will be played at Buluk Training Center on Friday 29th January 2021 at 4pm. 

Amarat United FC players dancing in celebration of goal during a JLFA match. Photo: Club

Meanwhile, in the other fixtures of the 2021 South Sudan Cup two second division outfits Citizen FC takes on Zal Zal FC while Kabo FC faces Kamiru FC as the Gudele based teams each look for a slot in the next round of the tournament. 

Frustrated Malakia FC players after losing on penalties to Gudele FC in 2019

A total of 32 teams will be involved in the Juba Local Football Association, 2021 South Sudan Cup, with 12 teams in the first division, with the 20 coming from the 2nd and 3rd division competitions respectively. Kamiru FC and Gumbo FC will be some of the 3rd division teams to watch in the tournament. 

The Southern View of Buluk Training Center

The tournament kickoff on Sunday, January 24, 2021. The Juba Local Football Association has selected three pitches ahead of the tournament, which includes the newly improved Buluk Training Center,  Jamus Playing Ground and the famous Munuki playgrounds among others. 

Al Rabita FC team posing for a Photo with their trophies won Photo: Kon Peter

The winner of the South Sudan Cup in the Juba Local Football Association will represent the local FA in the national competition which will be organised by the national football governing body (SSFA) in May 2021. The national champion will then represent South Sudan in the CAF Confederation Cup 2021 preliminary round.

Below is the full fixtures

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Sunday: 24th January 2021: 

Al Hilal FC vs Zahara FC, @ Buluk TC, KO: 4pm

Monday: 25th January  2021:

Gudele FC Juba vs St. Peters FC, @ Munuki PG, KO: 4pm

Rainbow FC Juba vs City FC ,@ Jamus PG, KO: 4pm

Nasir FC vs Simba FC. @ Buluk TC KO: 4pm

Tuesday: 26th January  2021:

Suk Hajer FC vs Buluk Imtidad FC, @ Buluk TC, KO: 4pm

Rock City FC vs Viva Stars FC, @ Jamus PG, KO: 4pm

Gumbo FC vs Talanga FC,  @ Munuki PG, KO: 4pm

Wednesday: 27th January 2021:

Kabo FC vs Kamiru FC, @ Jamus PG, KO: 4pm

Munuki FC Juba vs Nyakuron FC Juba, @ Munuki PG, KO: 4pm

Al Merreikh Juba vs Rabita FC Juba, @ Buluk TC, KO: 4pm

Thursday: 28th January  2021:

Etihad FC Juba vs Atlabara FC Juba, @ Munuki PG, KO: 4pm

Citizens FC vs ZalZal FC, @ Jamus PG, KO: 4pm

Kator FC Juba vs Amarat United FC, @ Buluk TC, KO: 4pm

Friday: 29th January  2021:

Juba United FC vs Hurriah FC, @ Munuki PG, KO: 4pm

Malakia FC vs Juba City FC, @ Buluk TC, KO: 4pm

Nile FC vs Black Eagle FC, @ Jamus PG, KO: 4pm

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