The newly elected South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) President General Augustino Maduot Parek has on Tuesday 27th July 2021 officially assumed his office and taken up his role as the institution head.
The procession was facilitated by the Secretary General of the South Sudan Football Association, Mr. Victor Lawrence Lual together with his deputies Mr. Joseph Apai and Ms. Viola Willi as they received at the SSFA President Mr. Augustino Madut Parek, his Deputy, Mr. Charles Udwar Ukech plus the newly elected members of the Board of Directors.
In attendance of the hand over of the office to the new president was also Mr. Francis Micheal Amin, the outgoing SSFA President and his Deputy Mr. Venasio Amum.
While doing the official handover to the incoming executive, the outgoing President expressed his happiness with the smooth transfer of power that took place in a democratic manner. He added that he will be more than ready and willing to render his support to the new team when sought for. Conclusively he wished the new team the best in their endeavor.
While addressing the gathering, the new SSFA Vice President Mr. Charles Udwar Ukech thanked the former President and his administration for the cooperation. He stressed that they will safeguard all the assets of SSFA and preserving them until the end of their term. Charles thanked all who worked for the success of the electoral process and he also pointed out that today is a historic day for sport in the country.
The new SSFA President Mr. Augustino Madut Parek, thanked the Secretariat for the good reception. He also thanked the outgoing SSFA President Francis Amin Michael, for his cooperation and demonstration of the democratic spirit in the recent elections, noting that this is the spirit of democracy that should prevail in the sports community in the country. He went on calling the former President to continue to support his administration in the next stage. Mr. Parek also called on the former candidates to be ready to cooperate with him in the next stage, explaining that he wants football to be for used as a tool for peaceful coexistence, peace and unity not to create problems and differences in the sports family.
It should be noted that General Augustino Maduot Parek was elected by the elective general assembly as the SSFA head on 22nd July 2021 gaining 20 votes out of 37, with his deputy Mr. Charles Udwar Ukech who got 21 out of 37 votes.
Both will ran the affairs of the institution from 22nd July 2021 to 22nd of July 2025 as they take charge of the football affairs in the country.