1 min read
03 Sep

Just like Uganda is the pearl of Africa, South Sudan (Juba) becomes the city of Golden opportunity. With such a connotation there has been a record turn over of the Pearl of Africa players to meet the golden opportunities Juba has produced.  Its on this background that Dailywestnile.info has learnt from reliable sources on the growing list of Ugandan players changing nationality to South Sudan -has since then been steadily growing. 

With latest reports coming in now indicates that former Arua Hill SC star play and Now Atlabara FC player Zola is a South Sudan National Team player as per this article.

Zola Tackles Anyama during Training Times @ AHSC

In an exclusive phone interview conducted by dailywestnile.info from Sunday Zola and his close sources, its now clear that;

Sunday Zola Bernard is now a South Sudanese player after changing his nationality and is now called Sanday Benard Said Atien

Zola missed joining the South Sudan national team as of early this year due a long spell muscle tear injury that affected his salary. Zola has put up an impressive play For the Juba based Atlabara FC in the South Sudan Top tier league were he scored 6 goals and had 7 assists in 13 games and later suffered from the muscle tear injury. Zola also had an impressive show at Arua Hill during the Big league times of the Sports Club but later ran for greener pastures in South Sudan to join Atlabara FC after Arua Hill SC got promoted to the Uganda Premier League.

It should be noted that the current Atlabara FC squad is solidly consisting of almost all the West ile based players with names like Gibson Adinho, Jamal Malish, Matata Gabriel, (Ex Onduparaka), Zebale Zadinho ZeeTaban Wijo, Anthony Kent (Ex Onduparaka Junior), Ayiko Abel & Ahmed Ongo (Ex Calvary FC Player), Bida Ezra (Ex Kyetume) and Koboko based Wayi Godfrey and Mandela Nelson. 

Zola Donning Atlabara FC Jersey

At the moment, Atlabara FC is set to play South Sudan Cup as of Tuesday 13/09/2022 against Rainbow FC.

As of now the growing list of Ugandan players crossing to South Sudan National team include; former Acholi province based player Tito Okello (Now in Turkey), Toha Rashid (Arua Hill SC), Bida Ezra (Kyetume), Matata Gabriel (Former Onduparaka) and Amir Funzi.

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