SSFA hires ex AI-Shaab SC coach as fitness trainer

SSFA hires ex AI-Shaab SC coach as fitness trainer
Gian Luca Sorini, the new South Sudan National Team Fitness Head Coach, after signing the deal with the SSFA in Juba. (Photo: Alex Bullen)

​South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) has hired Italian Gian Luca Sorini as fitness coach.

Sorini’s contract will run until 2024.

Sorini has worked with several European as well as Asian clubs​​ having stints in Italy, France.

His first task with Bright Stars will be get players in shape ahead of the 2023 AFCON qualifications.

“I will try my best to work with fellow fitness team coaches from here which we will make sure that we co-ordinate with head coaches and assistants to gain the best results,” said Sorini after inking the deal.

Part of his KIP will be to mentor local human resource by working closely with other local fitness coaches on the areas of skills transfer.

SSFA did not reveal how much Sorini will be taking home per month.

Sorini has previously worked with Al Etihad SC, Al-Sahel SC, Black Leopards FC as well as AI-Shaab SC and AHLI Al Khalil Hebron Palestine.