Japanese Satisfied at Football Match in Pyongyang
Pyongyang, November 15 (KCNA) — A football match between teams of Korea University of Physical Education and the Nippon Sport Science University Group took place at Kim Il Sung stadium here on Wednesday.
The match ended in a goalless draw. The spectators gave warm hospitality to the footballers of the two countries for having displayed their high technique and noble sports spirit.
Masakazu Suzuki, chief and coach of the football club of the Nippon Sport Science University Group, told KCNA:
We deem it an honor to have the football match here in Pyongyang.
I think the match proceeded in a good way. Our team competed with the team of Korea University of Physical Education for the first time, so we had a poor grip of it.
We are grateful to Pyongyang citizens and students for their cheering. This is the first time our team have a match in such a big stadium amid the cheering of many spectators. It was a good experience.
I think the two universities can enrich their good experience through such exchanges in the future.
Junpei Arai, a student of the football club of the Nippon Sport Science University Group, said that the stadium is fine and spectators’ cheering was enthusiastic, adding that he had never had such admirable match in his country.
Another student Masaki Tanaka said that he was very happy to see many spectators enjoy the match with joy.
Meanwhile, bouts between wrestlers of Korean and Japanese sports universities are expected to take place at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium Thursday.