19 Apr 2019

 

Celebrations In Bor For Victorious Jonglei Football Team

“Wining the game is one thing but the games were about peace, which I am glad to say is prevailing in most areas of Jonglei State”, Said Dr Agoot.

 By Jo Ngong Akau

Bor, 07 February, 2019 [Gurtong]- Joy erupted in the town of Bor following the return of victorious Jonglei Football Team from Juba after attending JICA sponsored Peace Tournament.

The Acting Governor of Jonglei, Dr Agoot Alier Leek, welcome the team and told the press that the government will do a better job next time in supporting the state’s Ministry of Culture, Youth, Sports and Heritage as well as the local football association.

“Wining the game is one thing but the games were about peace, which I am glad to say is prevailing in most areas of Jonglei State”, Said Dr Agoot and added: 

 “The players in the Jonglei team come from all parts of the Jonglei Region which is a very good sign that we want our people to remain united and not set up tribal teams.” 

On his part, the State Minister for Culture, Youth, Sports and Heritage, Hon Dut Abraham, said that the commitment of the team gave the government and the state ministry hope to do better work in the state to promote sports amongst diverse communities

Last week, the Jonglei state team defeated Torit by 4 to 3 goals.

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