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Rumbek volleyball match won by Jamus team


By Manyang Mayom

June 19, 2009 (RUMBEK) – Two rival volleyball teams faced off in Rumbek town last Friday evening, resulting in Jamus beating Zain at a score of 3 to 2.

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Jamus team hitting the ball, June 19, 2009 (photo M. Mayom)

Both teams have names with a meaning: Jamus means Buffalo and Zain means communication network.

The evening volleyball match was attended by Lakes state director general in the ministry of Youth and Sport of Lakes state government, Mr. William Madong Mading as well as the Rumbek central county commissioner, Abraham Makoi Bol Kodi, who had contributed 1,000 Sudanese pound to both two teams’ players.

He encouraged sport in Lakes state territory to discourage bad behaviors across the state and also affirmed that with sport activities in this state everyone, youth and elders, will be seen busy with a day sporting events rather than engaging in politics. "Sport can make a change in a second and your history will be well remembered," said the official.

Child fans gathered to cheer "down, down, down Zain team" whereas other fans of Zain team cheered saying "down, down Jamus team."

An 18-year old boy affirmed, "I am a supporter of Jamus because Jamus is a very strong animal, it is like we people of Rumbek." He challenged Zain team saying that Zain cellular network is always a bad network that usually tells callers that the number one is calling cannot be reached at the moment please try again later, while one is trying to reach a best friend about an important issue.

"We will defeat Zain team and let them try again or otherwise we will crush them down with AK47 and we will eat it," he concluded.

On the other hand, a 12-year old fan of Zain said, "I support Zain because without Zain network everyone will not get a good job and Zain in fact is good for security and safety; my mama usually informs me when there is danger going on in the town. Although I may be at school chatting with my friends, it is still like being at home talking to my relative," she said.


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  • 25 June 2009 13:43, by Adok Liei

    Well done, you are doing very well, we will support you morally as a first team in the state, keep it on.....

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  • 25 June 2009 22:11, by Arthur

    Its really wonderful, I encourage the sport administartion in the state to continue with such competitions. Because sport is one of the strongest means of gathering different communities and societies together. It should be extended outside the state event, to strengthen the relation between people other than the killing that are happening everyday in the beloved south.

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    • 27 June 2009 14:26, by Epuol

      june 27 2009

      As indicated above, Youth or sport activities are always amusing poeples, They usually make community busy,For example if the competition is organised for today every body should go,therefore,they can spend evening time there so when they come they will still thinking of sport instead of fight that is the good way of changing peoples from grassroot to civilisation.

      It is very wunderfull to the people of Rumbek to bring that awareness and it is also the way of bringing yuoth together to accomplish their matters.

      and thank

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      • 1 July 2009 04:37, by makuach

        that is encourage Rumbek.
        also if goverment where right goverment it, should build Stadium for the basketball too!!!

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        • 5 July 2009 13:17, by dinkaman

          Lakes state is one of the state with talented young people who are into sports. However, the lack of support from the government is dragging these young talented kids to the zero level, otherwise there should have been some good funds allocated to this ministry for the good of sports and it not too late to act right now.


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          • 21 August 2009 08:25, by abel sabit

            Jamus is the best team in lake state i would love to see jamus going forward for their hard working in the teams. As my brother said that jamus is strong like a Rumbek people that’s right this teams is strong like mothefucking crazy anyways thankz i will support this teamz untill i’ll die..abel

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            • 10 November 2009 13:06, by ramathan

              that is so wonderful.i support volleyball as a sport and hope it grows to be one of the most liked games.volleyball besides basketball are the games for us,we have the height more than any other humans in the world.we can compete in the world scene and no one can stop us. let us put in a little more effort, together with GOSS and the world will here from us.

              Let us have more volleyball clubs emerge to make the game competitive in that way all the youth will take part.

              thank you all

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