SOUTH SUDAN / SPORT FOR PEACE

17-Mar-2017 00:02:27
Amid ululations, cheers and blowing of vuvuzelas, the final game of an inter-university football tournament was played Wednesday. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) sponsored the two-week sporting activity for university students under the theme “Sport for Peace.” UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / SPORT FOR PEACE
TRT: 02:27
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 16 MARCH 2017 JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
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1. Various shots, players entering the field
2. Med shot, fan blowing vuvuzela horn
3. Various shots, final match
4. Med shot, spectators
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Deng Deng Hoc, South Sudan Minister of Higher Education:
“I urge the youths to play their role in promoting peace as we live Juba Stadium. I want you to be champions of peace, champions of peace in your universities, but also champions of peace in your neighborhoods, in your communities, in your states, wherever you go take the message of peace and preach it and convert as many as you can.”
6. Various shot, spectators
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Reuben Inaju, Public Information Officer for UNMISS:
“Through sport we can impact the spirit of sportsmanship, that ability to understand that when I disagree with you it doesn’t have to result in physical fight. And managing a tournament of these matches for young men like this is a test of their leadership, of their managerial quality, and as you can see from this stadium today it is obvious that they have succeeded beyond even their wildest dream.”
8. Tilt down, trophy
9. Various shots, handover of the trophy
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Wor Manyel, Goalkeeper for Juba University:
“I like all the entire community of the Republic of South Sudan to be in peace today from now onward for the peace and reconciliation as well.”
11. Various shot, traditional dance
STORYLINE
Amid ululations, cheers and blowing of vuvuzelas, the final game of an inter-university football tournament was played Wednesday (15 Mar).

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) sponsored the two-week sporting activity for university students under the theme “Sport for Peace.”

During the event, South Sudan’s Minister of Higher Education, Deng Deng Hoc, said youth sports are a vehicle for achieving sustainable peace as it helps strengthen the bonds of goodwill and trust among South Sudanese citizens.

SOUNDBITE (English) Deng Deng Hoc, South Sudan Minister of Higher Education:
“I urge the youths to play their role in promoting peace as we live Juba Stadium. I want you to be champions of peace, champions of peace in your universities, but also champions of peace in your neighborhoods, in your communities, in your states, wherever you go take the message of peace and preach it and convert as many as you can.”

Reuben Inaju, a Public Information Officer for UNMISS, said the mission’s outreach unit uses creative activities to reach out to the grassroots population, and that the inter-university peace league is one of those activities.

Inaju said managing a tournament of this magnitude for young men (and women), is a test of their leadership and managerial qualities, adding that the core aim is to see how these youth can put their differences aside and work as a team.

SOUNDBITE (English) Reuben Inaju, Public Information Officer for UNMISS:
“Through sport we can impact the spirit of sportsmanship, that ability to understand that when I disagree with you it doesn’t have to result in physical fight. And managing a tournament of these matches for young men like this is a test of their leadership, of their managerial quality, and as you can see from this stadium today it is obvious that they have succeeded beyond even their wildest dream.”

After the final whistle was blown, the winners jumped onto the stage chanting and lifting their hard-won trophy.

The goalkeeper of Juba University said that football is a model of peace, calling on the South Sudanese community to live in Peace

SOUNDBITE (English) Wor Manyel, Goalkeeper for Juba University:
“I like all the entire community of the Republic of South Sudan to be in peace today from now onward for the peace and reconciliation as well.”

A traditional performance from the South Sudan Acholi dance, as well as performances from the Ethiopian and Nepalese battalions closed the event.
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