December 12, 2016 (JUBA) – Head of South Sudan football association, Chubar Goc, reversed earlier announcement to quit over accusation of fraud, insisting he will not handover office on arrival to Juba on Monday.
South Sudan Football Association suspended Chubar over a week ago when an auditing company found transfer of $400,000 from SSFA’s account to a private bank account in 2015. Chubar, according to the Kenyan auditing firm (KPMG) “borrowed” $12,000 from SSFA without the knowledge of the association’s board members. The football body in Juba called for independent investigation after lifting his immunity.
In a post on social media site, Facebook, Chubar, said on December 2 that he will return to Juba and hand over office to his deputy and acting chairman of SSFA, Andrea Abdalla.
But speaking to reporters on arrival to Juba on Monday, Chubar refused to give handover the office.
“There is no any handover of anything. I’m till now the president of the [South Sudan Football] federation,” he said when asked by reporters in Juba.
Chubar declined to take more questions from reporters.
World football governing body, FIFA, reportedly suspended financial support to SSFA over financial mismanagement.
Football is popular in South Sudan and the national team made headline in 2015 for wining some games in the qualification for the African tournament 2017. The South Sudanese team, however, recorded more defeats and was knocked out of the qualifiers.