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World football body certifies Juba National Stadium playground

Author: Lasuba Memo | Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Juba National Stadium. (File photo: Courtesy).

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has approved and certified the installation of a turf system at the Juba national stadium.

The approval in December last year followed the installation and testing of the football turf system by FIFA.

In October last year, Anthony Apparailly, FIFA’s football facility expert visited South Sudan to inspect the stadium and assess the artificial turf installed at the facility.

This was to establish whether the playground met the world’s football standards.

However, a certificate seen by Eye Radio indicates that,  the installation was completed and tested, meeting FIFA’s standards.

According to the document, the validity of the installed football turf system started on December 7th, 2022, and its expiration is on December 7th, 2025.

This means the playground can now be used for tournaments.

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