|calendar>>October 29. 2012 Juch 101|
Kim Jong Un Watches Soccer Finals with Pyongyangites
| Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) -- There was soccer finals between April 25 and Sonbong sports teams at the 12th People's Sports Contest of the DPRK at Kim Il Sung Stadium Monday.
The dear respected Kim Jong Un watched the match together with his wife Ri Sol Ju.
Among the spectators were Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyong Hui, Jang Song Thaek, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Phyong Hae, Ju Kyu Chang, Mun Kyong Dok, officials of party and armed forces organs, ministries and national institutions and in the field of sports, sports persons, sports fans and people from all walks of life in Pyongyang
The April 25 team defeated the Ri Myong Su team 2:1 while the Sonbong team trounced the Maebong team 1:0 in the semi-finals before advancing into the finals. Both teams played an excellent match.
The April 25 team scored two goals in the first half.
The Sonbong team went over to a hot attack in the second half, scoring a goal.
The match ended 2:1 in favor of the April 25 team.
Kim Jong Un congratulated the players on their successful game, expressing great satisfaction over their high technique.
During a break, he met sports persons and coaches who exalted the honor of the country by proving successful at the 30th Olympic Games and heard with satisfaction their pledge to bag more gold medals at future international games. He had a photo taken with them.
At the end of the football match he called footballers and coaches of the two teams and referees and shook their hands one by one. He praised them for playing the match very well and expressed expectation that they would take the lead in building a sports power. He made sure that a prize-awarding ceremony was held with splendor.
Underscoring the need to round off sports technique, tactical system and training methods of Korean style to put the scientific level of sports on a higher stage, he set forth highly important tasks which would serve as a guiding principle for rapidly developing the nation's sports.
Calling for raising public awareness of sports and boosting state assistance, he urged the officials, in particular, to pay deep attention to sports and render substantial help in this field.
Sports play a role which nothing can substitute for in exalting the country's dignity and infusing national pride and self-esteem into the people, he noted, underlining the need to give rise to a hot sports wind throughout the country and thus demonstrate the honor of Juche Korea with spectacular successes in matches.
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