SSAF faces race against time to secure track field project
The South Sudan Athletics Federation (SSAF) is moving with speed to secure a piece of land to build an international athletic track field and beat the two-month deadline given by the World Athletic Federation.
In September last month, the World Athletic Federation gave South Sudan less than two months to submit their application to get hold of the offer.
However, the requirement needed before submission was for the South Sudan Federation to submit a letter from the government, plus the document of the land, among other requirements.
In an interview with the City Review, the Secretary-General for SSAF Marco Akol revealed that the body had not yet secured land nor the letter from the government.
“Now the time is close but we still have a time, we have an appointment with the governor [Central Equatoria State] on how we can secure a land, I haven’t yet contacted the World Athletic Federation yet to give us time because of this issue,” said.
“We have not yet got the letter from the government because we are still looking for the land first,” he added.
Meanwhile, last month the SSAF President, Majok Muorwel, said that there were pre-conditions given to South Sudan to meet which include, “having enough land where the field will be erected, a letter of commitment from the government, for example, if the government will be able to maintain the track field after construction, as well as other documentation needs.”
The offer of building the International Athletic track field for South Sudan was announced by the President of the World Athletics Federation, Sebastian Coe according to Muorwel.