Education head promises cooperation to address challenges facing sports development in Abyei

Head of the Department of Education, Information, Culture, Youth, and Sports, Mr. Ajak Deng Miyen | Credit: Deng Korchiek Ayom | AIRS 2021

The head of the Department of Education, Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Mr. Ajak Deng Miyen has promised to work with sports clubs and Abyei Local Football Association to address some of the challenges facing football activities in Abyei Administrative Area.

This came during an introductory meeting with football club administrators, and Abyei local football association.

The Director of Youth and Sports, Mr. Victor Bol Dau said the head of education learnt the challenges facing sports during the meeting.

The main hinderances to football development in the area include inadequate and undeveloped playgrounds and lack of lands for football clubs.

The Deputy Chairperson of Abyei Local Football Association, Mr. Angelo Aguek said the main challenge facing the sports activities is problem of playing fields.

Aguek said South Sudan football league started in August but is yet to kick off in Abyei due to poor condition of playing grounds.