South Sudan FA dismisses President over fund misappropriation

President of South Sudan Football Association, Chabur Goc Alei

President of South Sudan Football Association, Chabur Goc Alei

The board of directors of the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) has dismissed its President over alleged misappropriation of fund. The board took this decision during an emergency extraordinary general meeting on Wednesday insisting that the President should step aside because of alleged financial impropriety.

The President, Chabur Goc Alei, who believed that he has been dismissed based on unfounded allegation. He stated that he is ready to defend himself.

“Yes it is true the board of directors of the SSFA has suspended me, but I am ready to defend myself and even quit football.”

The South Sudan FA vice president, Andrea Abdella, has taken over the presidency until the next election in March 2017.

However, the board has decided that Alei can speak in his own defence during a forthcoming General Assembly.

“We shall pick a date for the assembly at which Alei can defend himself on all the matters,” said South Sudan FA Deputy Secretary General Domasio Ajongo who added that they have also communicated the developments to FIFA and are awaiting a response from football’s world governing body.

Alei came to office in 2012 and survived being ousted in July 2017 before Fifa intervened.

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