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Juba to get new Stadium

Author : Moses Legge | Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013

Young footballers play in Bor, Jonglei

Central Equatoria state government has announced plans to build a brand new football stadium in Juba.

The stadium will be able to cater for 35 thousand fans, the State Minister of Youth and Sport, David Lokonga, has told Eye Radio.

The new stadium will be built along Juba – Maridi road near Haboba Bridge.

“A good number of people have presented their requests for the construction, even a Chinese company,” said Mr. Lokonga.

Mister Lokonga added that the construction company has promised to pay 85 percent of the amount needed for the construction of the stadium.

The remaining 15 percent will be paid by Central Equatoria and the National Government.

Currently, Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, has only one stadium, the Juba Stadium.

The multi-use stadium, which was opened in 1962, has a small capacity of about 12000 fans.

The proposed stadium, if the plan goes well, will boost the growing sports sector in the country.

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