Daily News header

Somali Youth Training Centers Compete in Football Tournament

By   get stories by email

A team from the school Djibouti soccer training center on Sunday won the week-long football tournament for children under 15 years of age from 8 football training centers in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

According to Somali Football Federation technical director Awil Ismail Mohamed, the competition was meant to know the level of the children at the training centers which were reopened by Somali Football federation in October last year. The training camps were closed late in 2009 due to violence in the capital which lead to the looting of some centers.

Winning_team_of_school_Djibouti
At the Sunday's final match, boys from the school Djibouti soccer training center defeated their rivals from Somali Political science University center which hosted the youth football tournament by 3-0.

"Now we have known the result of what we have been doing for the past several months. I see young boys are making development in sports day after day. This is encouraging us to redouble our job," Somali Football Federation technical director Awil Ismail Mohamed told reporters.

The coach of school Djibouti's winning team Hassan Ali Rooble who talked to the media after his boys won the trophy thanked Allah for giving him the upper hand. He said for the past week he was determined to win the competition.

Somali_FA_vice
"My dreams really came true and I am very grateful to my boys who played well," the coach told the media.

Somali Football Federation vice president Abdullahi Abow Hussein said such youth competitions will be held in every four months to encourage young boys at the training centers.

"You have shown a very good exhibition with high tactics. I am congratulating you for your succes," the Somali FA vice president Abdullahi Abow Hussein said.

The 8 youth training centers in the government-controlled side of Mogadishu are holding at least nine hundred youths of different ages including former street boys and former child soldiers who were rehabilitated by Somali Football Federation.

commissioner

Coach_Hassan_Ali_Roble_explains_to_his_young_boys

Both_teams

Young_boys_celebrate_for_fictory

By Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar
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

Barbara Thomas, former Vice Mayor and City Councilwoman of Alameda City is representing Aaron Colyer, a formerly homeless veteran suffering from PTSD.
Little nubs all over Brazuca soccer ball changes everything, Kevin Roeten says - it is a high-tech innovation for an old sport.
Kimberly Jones investigates the impact ISIS has had in Syria and how they are now touching so many lives, positive or not.
Kam Williams interviews CNN's Don Lemon about the racial issues he has covered, and specifically, the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown.
The al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, who have been fighting in Syria, captured 43 U.N. peacekeepers near the Syrian border crossing in the Golan Heights.
Kimberly Jones investigates how Assad and ISIS have colluded in Syria to make it appear as if they are fighting each other when there may be a very different story.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

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