South Sudan Football Association

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South Sudan Football Association
South Sudan Football Association.png
Founded 2011
Headquarters Juba, South Sudan
FIFA affiliation 25 May 2012[1]
CAF affiliation 10 February 2012[2]
CECAFA affiliation 9 May 2012[3]
President Chabur Goc Alei

The South Sudan Football Association (S.S.F.A.) is the governing body of football in South Sudan. It was established in April 2011 and is an affiliate of CECAFA, CAF and FIFA.


In April 2011, the Government of South Sudan's (GOSS) minister for Youth, Sports and Recreation, Makuac Teny Youk issued a ministerial order establishing the Provisional Football Association.[4][5]

The association was in office for one year and managed, promoted and supervised football affairs in South Sudan. It was led by Oliver Mori Benjamin as President, Doub Foj Jok as Vice President, Rudolf Andera Oujika as Secretary General, and Jaden Jada Solomon as the Treasurer. It had a total of 17 members.[4]

In May 2011, they appointed Malesh Soro as the first manager of the South Sudan national football team.

In April 2012, Chabur Goc Alei replaced Oliver Mori Benjamin as President of the South Sudan Football Association.[6]

Membership of CAF, CECAFA and FIFA[edit]

In February 2011, speaking of the possibility of South Sudan joining CAF, the CAF president Issa Hayatou said: "...we are readying up with the idea of having a new member. We will send a delegation to study the situation and our actions will emanate from their report."[7]

On 8 February 2012, CAF published their Congress Agenda which stated that CAF members would discuss the "Proposal for admission of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) as a member".[8] Two days later, CAF welcomed South Sudan to its membership.[9] On 9 May, South Sudan joined CECAFA.[3]

On 25 May 2012, FIFA members approved of South Sudan becoming a member,[10] 176 FIFA members voted in total, only 4 voted against South Sudan joining FIFA.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "South Sudan becomes FIFA's 209th member". 25 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | African | South Sudan gain Caf membership". BBC News. 2012-02-10. 
  3. ^ a b Okinyo, Collins (9 May 2012). "Cecafa welcomes South Sudan". Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Sports minister establishes provisional football association". Government of Southern Sudan. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Provisional Football Association Of South Sudan Is Established". 8 April 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "5 members of SSFA injured at Aweil-Kuajok road". MirayaFM. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "African football has come of age – Hayatou, Blatter". 25 February 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "2012 CAF Congress Agenda" (PDF). Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Imray, Gerald (10 February 2012). "South Sudan admitted as a member of CAF". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "FIFA Congress fully backs reform process, appoints first woman to Executive; welcomes South Sudan as 209th FIFA member". 25 May 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 

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