Jonglei (Borglobe)… unprecedented confrontation took place last Wednesday among wrestlers of Biong-Alian during a friendly contest – wrestling match. A root-cause of dispute came after of one the unnamed wrestlers grasped his opponent’s testis that ended in “punch in a head.” Wrestlers from Biong were later confronted and disciplined through beating after a game at a cattle station, in Kolmerek by Alian’s wrestlers who were considered to be many at the time according to the Bor County police statement.
Machola Athiak Kur and Manyok Aret-mayar from Makol Cuei of Baaidit Payam are seriously injured. They are hospitalized in Bor Civil Hospital while eight others are sustaining injuries from the same side.
In a separate incident, Ayen Anyang Ayen (Werkok) died last week after he was battered by two brothers who are allegedly to be his clansmen. A yen was a champ of his time in late 80s to early 90s when it came to wrestling. He became a famous youth leader before his death a week ago in Khartoum on bedridden. “He suffered multiple wounds in the head” the county police told Bor Globe Network on Saturday. His brother, Ayuen Mareech was among the forty men who were killed by Murle raiders in 2008.
Majok Deng Kuot’s sons (Majak and Panther) are accused in the murder case and remain in police custody including a third suspect.
Wrestling is a sport of pride shared by Dinka Bor of Jonglei state, Dinka Yirol of Lake state, Mundari of Central Equatoria, Nuba, and Bagaara.