JUBA – South Sudanese leading company, Magnus Sporting Clothing has donated New Jersey and training gear to Citizen Football Club.
The items include jerseys, training gear, and shirts for coaches and football.
Chol Mangar, Managing Director of Magnus Sporting Clothing said they want to develop a Juba-based first division club into a professional football team.
“The support we are doing, we are doing it absolutely for free, and we are not getting anything from it but the reason why we are supporting the team is that it is a dedication we have seen,” Mangar said.
A retired Australian-South Sudanese footballer disclosed that they have provided several uniforms to Citizens Football and other clubs as well.
“The citizen does not represent the police, it represents the whole nation of South Sudan, and any designing that we do is still reflecting with Citizens as well,” Mangar said.
“We want to work together with citizens as you can see, we have brought in a lot of stuff as well and these are coming from us because we want to develop football in Africa.”
The founder of the First South Sudanese mobile phone messaging application said his aim is to develop football in the country.
“Development of football in Africa is very important and that is why we want to start from home because I am a South Sudanese, raised in Austria,” he said.
The young entrepreneur who created MateApp believed that football can unite the people of South Sudan and creates opportunities for youth.
“Development starts from home and with football here in South Sudan, I have a strong belief that it will unit everyone here in South Sudan and it will prepare youth as well,” he said.
“If youth don’t have any work to do, sport is where they go and we tried to do that in the village exactly what we are doing for the citizens.”