SSFA mourns, shocked at the unexpected death of coach Abdulrahman.
Abdurhaman Rajab, former head coach of the South Sudan national soccer team, the Bright Stars, has died. Rajab was involved in a car accident around the Melekia area in Juba yesterday and later succumbed to the injuries he sustained from the traffic accident. Apart from being the head coach of the bright stars, Rajab also served on the South Sudan Football Association Board. He was also the head coach of AL Rabita FC.
According to eyewitnesses, an overspeeding automobile lost control and collided with Al Rabita FC’s head coach, who died later in the hospital from terrible injuries.
“The whole SSFA would want to express its profound condolences to Coach Abdulrahman Chol’s family and friends.” “Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times,” says an official statement on the Federation’s Facebook page, confirming the death of Al Rabita FC head coach.
Abdulrahman, one of the few coaches in the country with a CAF License B, was a former board member of the country’s football governing body, SSFA, and was appointed Chairman of the Coaches’ Committee during that time at the national Federation, overseeing the recruitment of coaches to various national team setups and training in the country.
Last year, the Late Chol was tasked with leading Yei Joint Star FC in the first Women CAF Champions League, winning one game and losing two others in Nairobi, Kenya.
Coach Abdulrahman will also be renowned for leading the Senior National Team to victory in the 2017 CECAFA Senior Men’s Championship in Kenya.
The Late took over as coach of Al Rabita FC halfway during the season and led them to a ninth-place finish after the first round with 11 points from eleven games.
Before Late Abdulrahman was hired as manager, the previous South Sudan Cup champions were struggling.
Football fans and opponents in the second round of the local league will miss coach Abdulrahman Chol Rajab in the dugout.