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Boxing can promote unity, Daniel says

By Martin Manyiel Wugol

South Sudanese boxer Dut Acheleou Daniel has urged the government to encourage the sport to promote unity among citizens.

Boxer Daniel dreams to be like the world’s greatest fighter-the late Muhammed Ali.

Daniel started his boxing career in 2016 and since then he has won three major fights. He represented South Sudan in Uganda Police League where he fought for the Police Club of Uganda.

Speaking to Juba Monitor, Daniel said boxing could play a significant role in uniting South Sudanese.

He said sports did not have tribe, saying through the sports people can see themselves as one family members of a particular club or league.

Daniel urged his countrymen to avoid the practices of culture of tribalism and embrace the spirit of nationhood.

He stressed that it is through the sports “we can build a strong and prosperous South Sudan suitable for all citizens regardless of geographical locations.”

Daniel appealed to his fans to support him during the upcoming boxing competition known as Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) scheduled for 20 November 2019 in Kenyan capital Nairobi.

He vowed not to disappoint his fans as he was ready to challenge his opponent in the race, and he urged the ministry of culture, youth and sports to promote sports activities in the country.

 

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