The Uyghur players from East Turkestan were at least as motivated as the Papuan players and showed their professionalism on the field. The selected players from the East Turkestan national team arrived by plane from a great number of countries and were greeted by several hundred fellow countrymen who cheered them on before, during and after the match.
The ability to play an international football match against a fellow nation proves that the will to survive as a People is strong and that the voices of the Papuan and Uyghur People are not silenced, but are alive and kicking.
Although the West Papua team had the home advantage, the final score was favourable for the East Turkestan football team. The latter won the match with a score of eight to two.
The match was widely publicized on various media platforms and screened live on the Mycujoo sports channel, which has an exclusive partnership with CONIFA to broadcast official matches. The match can be viewed from their archive.
Furthermore, an extensive article, including several interviews, about the match was written by Henryk Szadziewski from The Diplomat. The article can be read from their website: East Turkistan, West Papua and an Extraordinary Game of Football.