In a friendly match, journalists were beaten by police.
The police representative Maj. Sebit Joseph called on partners to maintain constant friendly matches between police and scribes to foster a friendly environment in building trust, cultivate mutual working relationships between journalists and police.
Sebit encouraged friendly matches at building trust between police and journalists. “We must continue to play friendly matches like this, this will encourage good working relationships and building trust between the two institutions”, he said.
The vice president of UJOSS encouraged female journalists to have a football team or volleyball team to be inclusive. ” We need to have female journalists to have their team too, either football or volleyball. This will encourage gender equality and inclusivity in sports”, she said.
Ater also called on partners to support the current scribes football team permanently that would continue playing on another level. ” We would like our partners to continue supporting this team as the permanent team that can continue playing football “, she added.
John Lado, the President of Central Equatoria Local Football Association said that their role as Football Association was to encourage such kinds of games that would create a good atmosphere between journalists and police.
Lado wished such matches to happen in Buluk Playground so that more fans could go for it. ” I Wish such matches to play in Buluk Playground so more fans can unite in the name of sports”, he said.
The match ended 1:0 in favor of the South Sudan National Police Service. The best player of the match was the goal scorer who was awarded and certificates of appreciation were offered to the organizers.
The football match was organized by UJOSS, AMDISS, and partners including UNESCO, NPA, and British Embassy.