Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, watched a men’s football match between the Mangyongbong Team and the Sobaeksu Team together with service personnel of the KPA.
Those teams which participated in the premier league football matches of the Mangyongdae Prize Sports Games played a good game by displaying the high technique cultivated in their day-to-day training.
Watching the match, he praised the players of the People’s Army for fully displaying the might of ideological, persevering, speed and technical campaign.
The players of both teams made hot attacks to hold the initiative from the start of the match but the first half of the match ended without a score.
In the second half the players of the Sobaeksu Team ceaselessly threatened their rival’s goal mouth through a combination of agile passes and fast attack, succeeding in gaining two goals through a two and three man-pass and a penalty kick.
The Sobaeksu Team beat its rival 2:0.
The spectators enthusiastically clapped for the players of the two teams who displayed Korean-style playing tactics, team spirit and played a fair game.
When the match was over, Kim Jong Un warmly acknowledged the enthusiastic cheers of the players and spectators and congratulated the footballers on their successful match.
He set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines in rapidly developing the sports of the country, underscoring the need to round off the Korean-style sports technique, tactical system and training methods and thus put the level of football technique on a higher level.
Among the spectators were Hwang Pyong So, Pyon In Son, Pak Yong Sik, Ryom Chol Song, Jo Kyong Chol, Kim Yong Chol, O Kum Chol, Pak Jong Chon and Ma Won Chun.