Nimule Peace cup: Shekina, Angels Girls Primary Schools crowned champions
Pupils of Shekina and Angel learning center celebrate as some players are seen been carried by fans, photo by Deng Chol
By David Mono Danga
Shekina Primary School and Angel Learning Centre were crowned champions of the Castle Peace Cup 2018 on Monday at Nimule football Stadium.
Shekina boys beat River Bank Primary School in the peace tournament by 5-4 on penalty shootouts.
The girls of Angel Primary school emerged as the winners after also beating Shekina girls 5-4 in the penalty shootout.
Pupils of Shekina and Angel Learning Center both jubilated with their fans in the stadium with songs praising the champions.
Kuir Michael, Secretary of Nimule Town council committee told Juba Monitor on a phone interview that, “Both games were not easy. The girls were as tough as the boys. All were determined to win and go home with the Giant trophy,” Kuir said.
Kuir explained that it was a moment of peace, unity and togetherness as the youth across Nimule came in large numbers to support their teams to win the peace cup.
Deng Daniel the sponsor of the peace cup said his company aims at uniting the youth through sports.
“Nimule is a peaceful town and we want to keep the love, unity and love for the nation forever that is why we came up with this idea to remind the youth that they are the builders of the nation they need,” said Deng.
He noted that Nimule has been the most peaceful town even when the rest of the country was at war. He said that he hopes to maintain that through sports.
The peace cup fans were entertained by musical star Alijoma Mabil who sung his famous “Breeke”and”Cartoon” to the excited fans.
River Bank Primary were last year’s champions of The Castle peace cup. Then only four schools had taken part in the competition but this year, twelve schools participated in the event.
Anyango Scovia of Angel Learning Center expressed her joy after her school won the girl’s cup. She said though the school is new it never stopped them from winning the trophy.
“We are new but we have managed to take the trophy and this makes us so proud,” Anyango said.
Koma Almas Chairman of the Committee of Castle Peace Cup appreciated God for the peaceful end of the games.
“All went on well and we thank God, our appeal is now to the government to support the youths in peace building activities across the country,” Koma lamented.
Castle peace cup is a yearly sports event that aims at uniting and promoting co-existence among the youth according to Deng Daniel.