Petroleum Ministry vows to fund football activities

By Bida Elly David

The undersecretary in the Ministry of Petroleum has reiterated their efforts to support South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) towards improving the initiatives of the Country’s games and sports.

This positive development arose during a meeting between the spokesperson of South Sudan Football Association who also deputizes the chair of the investment and marketing committee and the undersecretary in the Ministry of Petroleum.

Few months ago, the chairperson of South Sudan Football Association, Gen. Augustino Madut had raised concerns over the jeopardy of football and games activities in the Country due to lack of support from the citizens and the government.

He formerly said that South Sudan has got only one major football pitch hosting all football activities across the Country as well as pointed out the reluctances of the petroleum companies towards investing in football.

He further called on the private petroleum companies to seriously consider games and sports activities that create intimacy among citizens of the same Country and others.

Augustino fired the Authority and the operating companies warning them to abstain being economic and focus in building the nation through football being one of the global activities.

Speaking during the meeting, Molana Mayen Wol the Ministry’s undersecretary said that he believed in football and remained committed towards exploring ways of generating more support for football development.

He further congratulated the leadership of SSFA and encouraged them to engage more people into contributing and investing into the national football both financially and materially.

He added that it is sports and games that build unity among communities and people of different nations through political, economic and cultural interaction that new faces meet one another, converse and brainstorm. Meanwhile Mr. Albino Kuek the SSFA spokesperson appreciated the undersecretary for the positive promise and described the meeting as an open door to lift the association up without strategy of jeopardy.

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