The national minister of Humanitarian Affairs Peter Mayen Majongdit disrupted the match at Aweil Freedom Square as he demanded to know why his wife was allowed to play in the match.
His wife, Aluel Garang is part of Aweil Women’s Football Club which is taking part in the recently launched South Sudan Women’s National League.
Credible Sudanese publications such as thejubamirror.com, www.sudanspost.com and southsudanliberty.com are reporting that the minister stormed the football pitch asking the organisers to stop the match and let his wife come out.
Majongdit was not happy that the wife left their three-month old baby at home and joined her teammates for the game.
He was told to wait but he was so impatient and had to fire his pistol in the air disrupting the game, which was subsequently stopped to allow the minister to go home with his wife.
The match was played on Saturday afternoon between Aweil Women Football Club and Juba Super Stars FC in the second round of South Sudan Women’s National League.
The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) have also issued an official statement, through their verified Facebook account and other platforms, expressing their disappointment on the incident.
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By Ofhani Munyai