Journalists beaten by police in friendly match

Journalists beaten by police in friendly match
Police team celebrate their 1-0 victory over Juba-based journalists’ team in friendly match played at Hai Seminary playground on Tuesday (photo credit: Alex Bullen/The City Review)

Juba-based journalist team suffered a shocking defeat against the Juba Police team in a friendly match that was meant to celebrate the International Day to End Impunity and Crimes against Journalists.

 “Police woyeee, we are the one, we are very strong, we can beat more and more, try us again,” Police players went on celebrating after their last five minutes’ goal.

The match attracted many football lovers across Juba City including senior police officers and media personnel.

The regular 90 minutes ended with no goal, but the journalists came close to opening the score sheet in the 74th minute after substitute Sebit William’s free-kick was punched out by a brilliant police goalkeeper.

The journalists looked super sharp in the last five of the 90 minutes, but they failed to capitalise on their created chances.

Substitute Wajo Emmanuel celebrated the offside goal in the 90th minute only to see the linesman flagging off the goal.

“We played well, the match was fair, although we lost we need to accept the result we hope next time they will not beat us, we are even requesting national security to play with us,” said Mono Dagga a journalist, who missed a beautiful chance in the last minutes, which could be an equalizer.

“Easy guys, just take it easy, in fact, you thank God for that one goal it could be more than that, but do not be surprised when we continue beating you every time,” a police captain made a fan of the result.