Curtains were brought down on Thursday 03rd June 2021 at Buluk Training Center as Atlabara Football Club (Juba) were crowned the CHAMPIONS of the National South Sudan Cup 2021 in its ninth (9th) edition.
The “Bara Boyz” beat Al Salaam FC Kuajok by two goals to nil (2-0) in the finals. The two goals were scored in the 18th and 45th Minutes of the first half of the match by attacking midfielder Mandella Malish, who is also a Senior National Football Team Player.
The match was attended by the South Sudan National Minister of Youth and Sports Hon. Dr. Albino Bol Dhieu, South Sudan Football Association head Mr. Francis Michael Amin and the chairperson of Kuajok, Juba and Rumbek Local Football Associations respectively, with the Dr. Abino urged those who occupied lands meant for football pitches to seek alternative land.
Atlabara Football Club Juba who also went home with a cash of Three Thousand United States Dollars ( 3,000 USD) will represent South Sudan in the CAF Confederations Cup 2021/2022.
Meanwhile Atlabara FC Juba goal keeper Khamis Daniel DAK was awarded with a golden glove as the best goalkeeper of the tournament, while his teammate Obligi John Simon scooped the golden boot as the top scorer of the tournament with eight (8) goals, as Holy Family FC Rumbek attacking midfielder John Julluk Manyang was awarded with the overall best player of the tournament (MVP).
The South Sudan Football Association also introduced honorary awards to Peter Barra, Ramsey Sebit Lumori and Samuel Medeng, who were honored with certificates of recognition towards their service delivery for the growth of sporting activities in South Sudan.
Fellow finalist Al-Salaam Football Club (Kuajok) were awarded with silver medals as honor for the team becoming second in the tournament with a cash prize of Two thousand dollars (2,000 USD).
The National South Sudan Cup 2021 was hosted in three cities of Renk, Rumbek and Juba, however the semi finals games were all shifted to Juba, Al Ahly SC of Renk finished as group leaders from Renk, while Atlabara FC Juba and Al Salaam FC Kuajok finished as top group leaders from Juba and Rumbek respectively, while Koryom FC Bor and Holy Family FC Rumbek had to go for playoffs to determine the team to join the 3. Therefore Holy Family FC made it through after a compitbale win through penalty shoot outs (3-0).