Bright Star Coach Mr. Lee Sung-Jea has handed in resignation letter to South Sudan Football Association Board of Directors for approval according to The Stance Newspaper.
This was disclosed the media by source in the association, the South Korean tactician according to the source handed in his resignation letter after returning from Mauritania but the Board did not accept it immediately. The asssociation asked Coach Lee to be in charge of the team during CECAFA tourney which will kick-off in five days time before they accept his resignation letter and start to look for other options.
This has not gone well with the Coach who cited lack of proper system of management at the Organization more especially when it comes to dealing with the affairs of players and coaching staff.
According to the source, the association has failed to pay all the bonuses of the players from Equatoria Guinea match on top of the two games against Mauritania.
Coach Lee who refused to comment on the matter by avoiding media since returning from Nouakchott, is believed to be unhappy with the management at the association for such ill behavior by its top officials.
Lee Sung-Jea was not contracted by South Sudan Football Association but actual he was brought in by one of Korean sporting organization to volunteer and coach the national team.
This was a great contribution by South Korean friends to the country but now it is not being appreciated by making working environment difficult.
If coach Lee leaves in the same way as the first Serbian coach Zoran Djorjevic left, then the country is going to have bad reputation international with foreign coaches and that will divert FA’s attention on local based coaches.
The FA is afraid right now to give any statement to the media as Stance tried but they could not accept and up to now no decision have been reached on whether the team should take part in the CECAFA tournament which starts this Saturday in Addis Ababa. Players were not paid their past bonuses and the head Coach is not ready to take the job, meaning the participation of the country in the regional tourney might be too far over.
Players need their bonuses to be cleared before they could put on the national colors once again and the South Korean coach is not ready to stand again on the touched-lines as Bright Star manager.
These two in my opinion are the current stumbling block on the way of South Sudan’s participation in the tournament and perhaps missed opportunity to play former colonial masters Sudan.
via The Stance