South Sudan Senior national team attacking midfielder Stephen Pawaar scored one goal and assisted the other as the Juba Local Football Association, South Sudan Cup 2021 has climaxed into the final 8 teams as Munuki FC Juba dumps out cup holders Al Rabita FC Juba on Sunday 31st January 2021.
First half goal from forward George Augustion was enough to take the snakes into the break with a goal advantage after a brilliant interchange in front of the goal post by the Munuki FC Juba team.
Coach Ramsey Lumori Sebit’s troops who used the pedigree of the CAF Confederations and title holders hope of retention solidified their defense through former Al Hilal Kadoguli center back Hassan James Martin although with lots of complacency coupled with inadequate coordination at the back four line, however the half time whistle went and it ended 1-0 in favor of Munuki FC Juba.
After the resumption of the second half, Munuki FC Juba picked from they left in the firsts half and used their dominance with forward Ango Angelo tapping in a sloppy cross from attacker Pawaar Stephen who went on to beat defender Hassan James Martin from the right flank in a counter attacking football to raise the tally to 2-0.
However the 2020 South Sudan Cup holder with their never give up spirit pulled off one goal with Azuma Stephen put one at the back of the net after a well taken free kick from the right flank of the pitch to make 2-1, the 2020 South Sudan Cup top scorer brought a glimpse of nice display from the defending champions.
As the game looked 50/50 for Al Rabita to pull another goal to make it 2-2, Munuki FC Juba head coach Adam Mohamed had to introduce Rihan Angier Malong and played him as an offensive midfielder which resulted into a foul against Angier of which Munuki FC Juba used the advantage and capitalised from the free kick through forward Pawaar Stephen Geng to lead the proceeding by 3-1. A goal which prompted a well wisher fan (Moses Lokiko Muje) to donate 10,000ssp and other fans who watched the game for his tremendous performance in the entire game.
Munuki FC Juba who finished the game with 1 man down show right back Wilson Tito sent off by the center referee after a second bookable offense, however the snakes were able to contain the 3-1 lead to make sure they progressed through into the quarter finals of the 2021 South Sudan Cup in Juba at the expenses of defending champions Al Rabita FC Juba.
The win against Al Rabita FC has now taken Munuki FC Juba into the quarter finals and will play a formidable Atlabara FC Juba who eliminated Zal Zal FC through spot kicks after normal ninety minutes ended 1-1, in a venue yet to be announced by the organizers.
In the other games played on Sunday 31st January 2021, Gumbo FC beat Kabo FC by 2-0 to also book their slot in this year’s Juba Local Football Association South Sudan Cup.
It should be noted that Al Rabita represented South Sudan in the CAF Confederations Cup 2020/2021 preliminary round and were eventually eliminated by Namungo FC of Tanzania after falling to the host 3-0 and forfeiting the second round after failing to transport referees from Djibouti to handle the second leg, results which made Namungo FC of Tanzania to progress through into the next round of the competition with a 6-0 aggregate results.
Munuki FC Juba XI: Noel Kwaje 30 (GK), Daniel Abubakar 2, Dominic Angelo 6, Tutu Awach 15, Wilson Tito 3, Denis Deng 12, Sebit Juma 22, Stephen Pawaar 10, George Augustino 7, Angelo Ango 9, Yamondo Tawakali 21.
Subs: Emmanuel Disi 1, Rihan Angier Malong 14, Emmanuel Patrick 4, Mugisha Dan 17, Tong Majak 18, Joseph Loro 5, Nelson Victor 24, Mohammed Ibrahim 16, Lado Pelegrino 11, Peter Uzeogbu 8, Emmanuel Towongo 19.
Al Rabita FC XI: Deng Garang 1 (GK) Abdu Awad 2 [C], Hassan James Martin 3, Henry Isaac 5, Rafino Joseph 12, David Dada 28, Emmanuel Thomas 8, Ding Ding 18, Emmanuel Dario 16, Fabian Elias 27, Justine Azuma 9.
Subs: Julius Thomas 30 (GK), Boboya Andrea 31, Michael Thomas 6, Agany Akot 21, Emmanuel Fuli, Emmanuel Wani 11, Charles Moga 4, Peter Michael 7, Babilo Rom 17, Deng Mach 15, Michael Losuk 22, Isaac Dadi 10.