By DEWAH Fabrice TEH
Sports Writer, Kick442.Com-Cameroon
The management of the South Sudanese Football Association, SSFA, have denounced the behaviour of one of the nation’s seating cabinet members, Hon. Peter Mayen Mayondit, National Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management following his act where he disrupted a live women’s league match involving his ‘player-wife’ to force his spouse out of the game.
Hon. Mayen carried out the act last weekend when his wife Aluel Garang, fondly known as Aluel Messi featured in a domestic women’s professional league game in the city of Aweil in South Sudan.
The Minister reportedly fired up gunshots before ordering the removal of his wife from the match.
In a statement released on Monday April 19, the South Sudanese FA, denounced the act, calling it an “Impropriety act.”
“The Administration of South Sudanese Football Association would like to express its disappointment for the impropriety act applied by the National Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hon. Peter Mayen Mayondit who disrupt the official football match in Aweil Town demanding the removal of his wife called Aluel Garang known as Aluel Messi from the field of play.” The press statement partly reads.
“Therefore, we condemn such transgressions by a popular and responsible personnel serving in higher position in government. The administration of SSFA will continue to stand strong and cooperate with the Government to see our women being given chance to play and exercise their talents freely with confidence.
Promotion, development and full participation of women is one of the objectives of SSFA.” The statement concluded.
Women’s football is still at its basic level in South Sudan. The youngest African nation recently launched its women’s professional football league to promote female participation in the sport. A move that has been received with tough resilience by most citizens of the nation.
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