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FIFA Arab Cup 2021: Eight Players And One Technical Staff Tested COVID-19 Positive in Bright Stars’ Camp

The Bright Stars while arriving at Doha International Airport

The South Sudan Football Association has confirmed that a total of 9 people have tested COVID_19 positive in Qatar the nine includes eight players and one technical Staff official have tested positive for Covid-19. 

The Bright Stars arrived in Doha on Saturday 19th June 2021 at 4:00am. The delegation consists of 41 members —23 players, 8 technical team members and 10 officials for this year’s FIFA Arab Cup tournament.

According to the national team head coach Ashu Cyprian Besong, the affected players have been isolated from the team as a principle and procedure standard set by FIFA and host nation Qatar and will have a second day test done for them.

The national football governing body SSFA also confirmed that before traveling to Qatar, tests for all the 23 players and the 8 technical staff had tested negative in Juba other than one player who was then dropped.

South Sudan is to face Jordan on Monday 21st June 2021 in the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup in Qatar at Khalifa International Stadium, if the total number of players can reach 11 plus a few on the substitute bench, the game will likely be played 

This is South Sudan’s final squad after the last minute changes. 

Goalkeepers; Majak Mawith (1) Port Melbourne SC Australia , Ramadan John (23) Malakia FC Juba South Sudan, Khamis Daniel (13), Atlabara FC Juba, South Sudan

Defenders: Dhata Joseph Stephen (12) Vipers Sports Club Uganda ,Peter Maker Manyang (4) Munuki FC Juba, South Sudan, Toha Rashid (3) Vipers Sports Club Uganda, Mutwakil Abdelkarim (2) Atlabara FC Juba, South Sudan, Omot Sebit (17) Amal Atbara, Sudan, Rehan Angier (10) Munuki FC Juba. 

Midfielders: Musa Asad (5) AFC Leopards, Kenya, Stephen Pawar Geng (21) Munuki FC Juba, South Sudan, Gibson Wande Adinho (8), Onduparaka FC, Uganda, Abraham Riel Majok (18) , PEEK FC , Cyprus, Peter Anthony (14), Kator FC Juba, South Sudan, Emmanuel Thomas Lumeri (16), Munuki FC Juba South Sudan, Mandela Malish (18), Atlabara FC Juba South Sudan, Dominic Angelo Korelino, Munuki FC Juba, South Sudan, Chok Danuel Dau, FC Vysočina Jihlava, Czech Republic. 

Forwards: Kur Gai Kur (20)  Adelaide City FC, Australia, Makueth Wol (22) Mbarara City FC, Uganda , Valentino Kudon Yuel  (9) Newcastle Jets FC, Australia, Tito Okello Odong (19),Gor Mahia FC Kenya, John Albino (11), Kator FC Juba, South Sudan.

Technical Team. 

Ashu Cyprian Besong [Head Coach]

James Ezekiel Ismail Milla [ Assistant Head Coach ] 

Narcisse Tinkeu Nguimgou [ Fitness Coach]

Shakir Selim [ Goalkeeping Coach ]

Kwacakwan Theban Ajalong Nyakwan [Team Dr] 

Rafael Dominic [Team Dr.] 

Juma Jenaro Akono Yuma [Kit Manger] 

Lawrence [ Team Manager ] 


Mr. Mujahid Ali [ Head of Delegation ] 

Abbas Emad [ Coordinator ] 

Victor Lawrance Lual [ SSFA SG]

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