Magot –Khordit: The wrestling wolf.

Posted: June 28, 2018 by Awuol Gabriel Arok in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Commentary, Featured Articles, Junub Sudan

One is always known for what he does, a prolific peek on Magot Khot; the latest and fieriest South Sudan Wrestler.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 (PW) — Simba-Khordit known by his family name as Magot Khot Ajak hails from Abiong section of Ajuong community of Twic East in Jonglei State.

He is at his youthful age of 30 and has so far been christened as the fieriest attacker in the wrestling history of South Sudan. Blessed with corporeal fitness and lion jerking style, Magot-Simba-Khordit as he is popularly known has so far wrestled down or drew with all the challengers that he had a match with.

There is never a point of debate until the space open itself for its commence, since the advent of Magot Khot Ajak people have been talking about his physical potency while others talked about his attacking style.

Sharing wrestling record with known wrestling giants such as Majok Jokrir, Gore Mapak, Ajak Kongor, Jada Kenyi, Deng Adol, Ajang Ngong (Taban), Ajang Mapoordit, Wernyang Gai, Muor ce kueng, Deng muoradong, Majaka and many more.

Magot Khot matchless and ferocious assault will for many years remains unconcealed just like Okonkwo in the book of Chinua Achebe ‘Things Fall Apart’ who thrown Amalinze the cat.

Amalinze was the great wrestler who for 7 years was unbeaten and was simply given the name cat because his back never touch down.

Magot wrestling flag has a tank and fire in it, the tank represents his uncompromising position whereas the fire and writings script Mace Macic symbolize the courageous decision that was taken by Chief and Elder Bul Khoch when an Arab Colonel told him “if you think you know so well what is good for your people, prove it! If you really believe that this land belongs to you and your people, walk into these flames! Let the fire bear witness to your conviction!”

Buldit without hesitation step into the fire, stand amid the burning flame since then Ajuong Community have adopted the fire symbol with inscriptions “Mace Macic” simply meaning ‘‘fire on fire’’  or “Fire in Fire”.

Before South Sudanese cattle keeping communities came to know about the world notorious WWE, wrestling has been part of their social and cultural activities dating back to a number of generations.

Formation of South Sudan Wrestling Federation has turned what was culturally done for fun and local popularity into socioeconomic activities benefiting both the wrestlers and the partners.

Under the current game rating and followings in South Sudan wrestling is leading all the sports activities.

Wrestling for peace campaign that was groomed up by South Sudan Wrestling Association has brought to the public what had been an isolated cultural practice among the cattle keeping communities.

Through consultations and coordination among the wrestling teams with support from SSWE, National Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport and Local youths leaders, a number of interstates wrestling competitions for peace has been conducted among the four wrestling states of Terekeka, Eastern Lakes, Jonglei and Torit states which are geographically combined as Eastern and Western Banks of the Nile.

Eastern bank comprises of Eastern Lakes and Terekeka States and Western Bank comprises of Jonglei and Torit States.

During the last interstates competition held in Juba in April, Magot Team of Jonglei Wrestlers had a disagreement over who will lead the team.

This made some of popular wrestlers such as Lual Matiop, graduate Gongic Achiek and other prominent wrestlers who both hails from great Bor counties stay away from the match.

But Magot Khot and his groups mostly from great Twic East counties attended the Juba match and went all through to the final stage where Jonglei Team was to face Terekeka state.

But all did not go as premeditated by Jonglei Wrestling Team under the headship of Majok Jokrir.

Lual Matiop, Gongic Achiek and their group stormed Juba all prepared with anything if their request is not granted.

Jonglei Wrestling Team Management under the leadership of Majok Jokrir a retired leading wrestler was put under intense pressure that includes possibility of fighting if not Lual or Gongic lead the Team.

Finally when the resolution was passed Lual was to lead, a proposal that discouraged Magot Simba and his groups from participating in the match.

Such disorganization on the Jonglei wrestler’s side threw a favoring spoon of luck to Terekeka Wrestlers Team.

The game ended 5:3 in favour of Terekeka wrestlers who have been crowned champions of the year 2018 wrestling federation.

Jonglei State’s Wrestling Team has once been crowned champions since the wrestling took it shape in Juba stadium following the independence of South Sudan.

Magot Khot is a no joking wrestler whose tussling stylishness had drew massive followings among the wrestling fans in South Sudan.

Those who knew Khot Ajak, Magot father have attested that his wrestling ability and strength are heritages from his father.

Until now Magot Khot has never been thrown down by any of the best known wrestlers from the four wrestling state of Jonglei, Torit, Eastern Lakes and Terekeka States.

With no clear challenger below the blue sky Magot-Khordit is the present holder of wrestling Premiership in South Sudan.

Awuol Gabriel Arok, a Writer and a Poet, has a Bachelor Degree in Social and Developmental Studies from the University of Juba, South Sudan, he is a Columnist with The Dawn Newspaper under column “The Motivation Bell”.  He is the author of unpublished book titled ‘‘The Wisdom Horn’’ , he contributes to Websites and Social Media platforms  on Issues concerning Social, Economic and Politic s and through his peaceful and developmental campaigns such as ‘‘Your Tribe is My Tribe’’, ‘‘Giving Heart Foundation’’, “Wisdom Testament”, “Classic Leadership Forum”, “Grace the Women Foundation”, “PeaceNet Initiative” and “Award for Development”. He can be reached via his email Address: 

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