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South Sudan/Sudan: Football Torn By Citizenship

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Politics, Sport

What is the future of Sudanese football [1]following the decision not to grant citizenship to Southern Sudanese living in the north?: “A large number of southern players have a significant presence on Sudanese football teams, including al-Hilal and al-Merreikh. They have also formed the mainstay of Sudan’s national team, as in the case of Richard Justin Lado, who played in a number of clubs, starting with al-Sahafa, followed by a move to al-Hilal before he went professional with the Ismaili team.”