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SSFA hunts for head coach

By Charles K. Mark

South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) begins hunting for a senior national men’s football team coach after the association parted ways with Stefano Cusin.

The new coach will replace Italian national Stefano Cusin, whose term of office ended through mutual agreement.

In an advertisement seen by this outlet yesterday, the SSFA announced that it is seeking highly qualified candidates from all walks of the world, including South Sudanese to occupy the Senior National Team Head Coach position.

The application window was opened effective October 2, 2023, for the wishful candidates to join the race to become the next coach by submitting their Curriculum Vitae (CVs) cover letters to the SSFA address.

The Secretary General of SSFA, Victor Lawrence Lual, stated that Mr. Stefano Cusin’s two-year tenure came to an end, paving the way for a new challenger.

“The coach has done well within his two-year period; we are looking for a coach that has experience with African football,” he told the media.

The SSFA noted on its Facebook page on Friday that the decision against contract renewal for Mr. Cusin was mutually reached between both parties after his two-year contract ended.

Since his appointment as the Bright Stars senior head coach, Cusin registered a solitary goal win against Kenya only last month, but heavy losses overshadowed his trail.

However, Cusin was able to guide South Sudan to climb two places in the FIFA ranking index, moving from position 167 in 2021 to 165 in 2023.



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