South Sudan suspend league as political unrest fractures the country

May 2 – The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) have confirmed the suspension of top-flight football because of the political unrest sweeping across the African nation.

With the recent uprisings involving mass protests demanding the immediate removal of the current regime, the league has been suspended with immediate effect – a huge blow to the young nation’s football development.

The decision followed demands from clubs in the Premier League to suspend sports activity in the country.

South Sudan achieved independence from Sudan in 2011 and was voted into full membership of FIFA in 2012. Earlier this year the SSFA announced that the country’s national teams would play all their 2019 international fixtures in Uganda.

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