Daily News header

Banaadir Defeats Elman By 1-0

By   get stories by email

The defending champions, Banaadir Telecom on Friday afternoon defeated Elman FC. It was the first failure of Elman since Somalia's 2010-2011 division soccer championship resumed in the capital in January.

Friday's match was the last game of the first leg for both teams. For Elman FC, it could have been a record for them if they were successful in the match. It was their first defeat since January 21st.

Today's match was like 'do or die' for Elman who wanted to win and end the first leg of the tournament unbeaten. But it missed that golden chance after Banaadir Telecom's Striker Adil Nur Ali scored in the 90th minute of the match.

Banadir_Telecom02
Before the match kicked off, vice president of Somali Football Federation Ali Said Guled Rooble urged both teams to show fair play and exhibit good performance to the thousands of spectators who came to the stadium to enjoy the game.

"As known in the history of Somali Football, we have always beat Elman and this is what I have already been expecting. I am very grateful to my boys," Banaadir Telecom's second coach Abdirahman Moalim Ahmed {Taree} told the press.

"Although we have lost many golden opportunities in the early days of the championship, then I am very hopeful that we are on the way of recovering from the past wounds," the young coach told reporters.

The match attracted the eyes of thousands including the president of Somali National Olympic committee Aden Hajji Yeberow and Somali Football Federation first vice president Ali Said Guled Rooble.

The match was officiated by former international referee Abdi Abdulle Ahmed {Baasale} who mostly officiate prominent games. He was assisted by Osman Abdi Osman and Qasim Sheik Mahmoud. While former international referee Hassan Sheylilah Adde was the match commissioner.

303
203
103
play04
Play_on04
Referees04
SFF_Deputy_President_Ali_Said_Guled04
Banaadir_Telec

Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Contact him through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Top Stories News

In this district where rural medical acces is still primitive, quacks and illegal medical stores have mushroomed in Mailu, Langsakham, Watijor, Howaipur and in areas adjacent to Howaipur rail station.
William Dalrymple, author and co-Director said that this year's programme will achieve this better than ever and it looks like a particularly vintage year.
Food waste has become the single largest category of waste in the United States and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are trying to reduce it across the country
Sanctions may follow but today the FBI says it has proof of North Korea attack on Sony despite massive misdirection.
(CNS): It is not only about preventing new births of thalassemic infants; about chelation, about blood transfusion and about availability of services needed; but also about preventing complications related to Thalassaemia.
White House chief economic adviser, Jason Furman told reporters at Tuesday's Daily Press Briefing that the US is digging out of a really deep hole, and there is more to do.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month


Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

landing page ad

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site