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South Sudan-Who is this Pione Sisto? The mastermind of Manchester United ‘s humiliation at Midtjylland

South Sudan-Who is this Pione Sisto? The mastermind of Manchester United ‘s humiliation at Midtjylland

He restored parity for little known Midtjylland as they cruised to edge English giants Manchester United, he has had strong interests from a number of clubs including Arsenal and AS Roma. His club recently rejected a £7 million pound deal from Ajax Amsterdam. He is  Pione Sisto Ifolo Emirimija, the 21 year old Ugandan born of South Sudan parents.

The youngster cancelled Memphis De Pay’s  opener at the stroke of Half time before another youngster Nigerian Paul Onuachu delivered the winner in one of United’ worst defeats in history. 

The player born on 4th Feb 1995 in the suburbs of Kampala City opted to play for Denmark instead of South Sudan ostensibly because of the never ending war in his native countries. He is however eligible  and played  for Denmark where his parents moved to when he was only two months. He featured for the U21 of the Danish National team and later played for the senior Danish team in their Euro 2016  clash against Albania. He got the Danish citizen in December 2014.

Paul Onuachu of FC Midtjylland celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between FC Midtjylland and Manchester United played at MCH Arena, Herning, Denmark on 18th February 2016

Paul Onuachu of FC Midtjylland celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between FC Midtjylland and Manchester United played at MCH Arena, Herning, Denmark on 18th February 2016

 

In club level he made his breakthrough at the Jutland-based club as a teenager two years

prior, but scored eight goals in 22 appearances for Midtjylland in 2014/15, helping
the rank outsiders hold off the likes of Danish giants FC Copenhagen and Brondby to
lift a title few had predicted.
Sisto was named the Superliga’s Autumn player of the season for his efforts in a
golden campaign in 2014, cementing his status as one of the nation’s brightest
young talents.

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