Chin And Kachin Friendly Football Match In Netherlands
07 November, 2009: Chin refugees settled in the Netherlands played a friendly football match with the Kachin near Rotterdam on 24 October 2009. The match ended in a 6-3 score in favour of the Kachin.
“The Kachin, our brothers, invited us to have a football fellowship and we accepted the invitation unanimously. Even though it was the first time we played a friendly football match, it went much better than we expected,” said Pa Sui, a Chin based in the Netherlands.
We plan to continue having our mutual friendship and fellowship in the future, he added.
Last year, 53 Kachin pastors made a brotherly visit to Chin State, where they were welcomed in a locally practiced reception with Chin traditional dances, songs and music. It was the third time the Kachin and Chin have had a historical visit.
It is estimated that there are over 50 Chin people living in the Netherlands.