The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) has announced the appointment of Moroccan coach Karouane Sidi Mohammed as the new head coach of the national women’s football team. Mohammed’s appointment comes after the departure of Shilene Booysen earlier this year, whose contract was not renewed by the association.
While the specifics of Mohammed’s contract duration have not been disclosed, it is expected that he will lead the team through an important period in women’s football. His first assignment will be to travel with the team to Egypt for the upcoming African Women’s Cup of Nations (AFWCON) qualifiers. However, Mohammed will not be on the touchline during these matches.
South Sudan is scheduled to face Egypt in a two-legged first preliminary round of the 2024 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers. The matches are set to take place on the 20th and 24th of September in Cairo. South Sudan has opted to play the games in Cairo as the country is still in the process of completing its own stadium in the capital city of Juba.
Karouane Sidi Mohammed’s appointment signals the SSFA’s commitment to developing women’s football in South Sudan and striving for success in international competitions. The national women’s team will look to make a strong showing in the upcoming qualifiers under his leadership.