Published: March 19, 2011
Somali Soccer Championship 2nd Leg Resumes in Mogadishu
By Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar
After one week of rest, the Somali Football Federation has resumed the second leg of the country's division one football championship with the Somali Police club 'Heegan' defeating Banaadir telecom by 1-0 in the opening match of the second leg in Mogadishu.
The Somali Football Federation President Mr. Said Mahmoud Nur who talked to both teams told the players to show fair play and good performance.
"You are two strong teams and have publicity among all Somalis. So we want you to satisfy your fans and have a good cooperation with the referees," the Somali Football Federation President told the teams.
Banaadir was defeated by the same team during the first leg of the championship. Its players boys were trying their best to compensate for the past loss to Heegan, but unfortunately they were once again defeated by a goal to nothing.
As soon as the match started both teams were launching successive attacks on each other's goal. The result of the first half ended in 0-0 draw.
But about 4 minutes before the end of the whole game, Heegan's striker Mahad Mohamed Ahmed Boorow scored into the opposite goal. It put an end to Banaadir's hopes of compensating for the past loss.
Friday's match attracted many high profile dignitaries including Somali Football Federation president Said Mahmoud Nur, his deputies Ali Said Guled and Abdullahi Abow Hussein, Somali Prime minister's advisor for youth and sports Abdi Qani Abdullahi Hilowle (Jeenyo) and chairman of Somali sports medical association Dr. Abdi Ibrahim Ahmed
Officials from Somali Football medical; association and Read Cross have been standby at the stadium to give first aid to the players injured during the match. The dynamic officials have been doing such job since the Somali Division once soccer championship recommenced in the capital on January 21st.
Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Contact him through NewsBlaze.
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