Yei’s Mission FC exits National South Sudan Cup
Yei’s Mission FC suffered a 3-1 loss on Thursday, exiting the 13th National South Sudan Cup.
Two quick goals in the space of 10 minutes of the first half gave El Merriekh FC the lead over helpless Mission. Forward James Jack and defender Omot Sebit scored in minutes 28 and 38, respectively.
Dominic Abau added a security goal in 75 minutes to guarantee the pool’s berth with six points and a 6-3 aggregate after winning 3-2 in the first leg.
Mission’s Sebito scored a consolation in 84 minutes to make it 3-1, but that has never helped them stay in Juba, as their fans blame the club’s organizers for not preparing the team for competition.
Even though Mission supporters prayed at the last minute for an upset against Bentiu’s side, the latter prevailed.
Mission FC were outplayed by the impressive El Merriekh side, who might have had more goals with better finishing.
This result eliminated the Yei giants from the 2024 National South Sudan Cup competition.
El Merriekh has now joined Juba Champions, one of the tournament favourites, in the next round, waiting for another two teams between the Super Stars of Bor and Calvanic of Nimule, as well as a game between Gudele FC of Terekeka and Volcano of Torit.