SEREMBAN – Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun joined youths to watch the live telecast of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final between Real Madrid and Liverpool, at the Paroi Youth and Sports Complex here early today.
About 2,000 supporters of the two teams watched the telecast hosted by non-governmental organisation Waris Nismilan and government agencies, among them the Department of Information, which provided a giant screen.
The event’s secretary, Norazizi A Aziz, said various programmes, including an exhibition, stalls, religious sessions and the Super League match between Negeri Sembilan and Kelantan were held in the run-up to the screening of the game from 2.45 am.
“We organised this ‘Sahur Bola’ (Pre-dawn Meal Football) programme to unite all youths regardless of their political and racial backgrounds by screening the match between Real Madrid and Liverpool on a giant screen.
“On this occasion, we invited the Menteri Besar as well as the Youth and Sports Action Committee chairman Mohd Taufek Abd Ghani to join us,” he said here.
He said that after watching the match, the visitors also congregated to perform the dawn prayers at the Paroi Jaya Mosque.
Earlier, 100 cyclists, including old and classic bicycle enthusiasts, rode 10 km around Seremban.
For the record, Real Madrid emerged as the champions of the UCL, defeating Liverpool 3-1 in the final match played in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. – BERNAMA