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Ndepi: Use Football To Cultivate Peace & Unity

Mr. Joseph Ndepi addressing fans

The newly president of Yambio Local Football Asociation Mr. Joseph Ndepi has appealed to the State government to use football as a tool to cultivate peace amongst its people.

Speaking during the finals of Yambio Inter Area Memorial Tournament at the Freedom Square on Sunday evening, Mr. Ndepi stated that, the state government should consider allocating more land for clubs to use as playgrounds to expose more youth to football.

He called upon the people of Western Equatoria to invest in sports activities in cash and kind, so that football will be able to develop not only contributing by watching the teams and players who sacrifice much of their efforts

He further said, football bring people together regardless of age, race, gender, culture or nationality and also builds leadership in a country, improve self-esteem and self image.

He urged the government to lobby with partners, NGOS, companies to support through this activities. Ndepi concluded with an appeal to the government to organize governor’s tournament which is something that’ll bring all the ten counties together.

For his part the Minister of Information and Communication Hon. Isaac Mursali Timon who was the Guest of Honor representing the Governor, congratulated all the fans for turning in huge number to watch the finals.

Hon. Mursali congratulated everyone who participated in this tournament as the goverment of Western Equatoria, we are going to support sports by organizing Western Equatoria Tournament for all the ten counties

I am urging the association to bring the sports lovers in the state together and we shall be behind, the Hon Minister concluded.

The game ended in a penalty shootout as Naduru Residential Area emerged winners 7-6 after both teams had played out 2-2 in full-time.

Source | Jackson Gaaniko Juakali.

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