Part of FIFA-funded stadium collapses throughout renovation in South Sudan

By Associated Press

SOUTH SUDAN: Part of a FIFA-funded stadium in South Sudan has collapsed throughout renovation work.

The world physique stated on Friday it was involved with the South Sudan Football Association and looking for additional data on a “minor incident” this week at Juba National Stadium within the nation’s capital.

“Currently, we understand that there are no casualties or injuries that occurred as a result of the incident,” FIFA stated, including it concerned the “setting of concrete.”

The Juba National Stadium is South Sudan’s solely international-standard stadium and is being renovated utilizing cash from the FIFA Forward Program. FIFA gave $5 million for the renovation.

Work has been halted, though it’d restart in weeks, youth and sports activities minister Dr. Albino Bol stated. The renovation started final 12 months and it’s already delayed.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino pledged to fund the renovation throughout a go to to the conflict-torn nation in 2016 and he was anticipated to attend its inauguration. The stadium is being transformed right into a 7,000-seat facility able to internet hosting worldwide matches. South Sudan has been taking part in its house video games in neighboring Sudan.

South Sudan is the world’s latest nation having gained independence from Sudan in 2011, nevertheless it has been blighted by civil warfare for the final seven years. It joined FIFA in 2012.

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