Daily News header

Somali-Italian NOC's Meeting Yields Positive Results

By   get stories by email

A high level delegation from Somali National Olympic committee under the leadership of President Aden Hajji Yeberow today visited the Italian National Olympic committee headquarters in Rome, where they held a lengthy meeting with the Italian Olympic committee president Giovanni Petrucci and his Raffaele Pagnozzi.

Somali NOC president Aden Hajji Yeberow told reporters that during the meeting both sides raised issues including the creation of a strong and bilateral relations between the Somali Olympic committee and Italy.

The president said the Somali NOC delegation went to Italy under the invitation from Italian Olympic committee in a bid to restablish and strengthen relations between both sporting organizations.

2
Somali NOC president Aden Hajji Yeberow right and his first vice president Duran AHmed Farah At the Italian NOC headquarters
"The president of Italian Olympic committee Mr. Giovanni Petrucci told us that he was impressed at how the Somali NOC operates in such chaotic country for more than two decades. On behalf of Somali NOC, I praised the Italian NOC presidnet and his secretary general for the huge welcome and the friendly receiption they gave us," President Aden Hajji Yeberow said in a via phone press conference for the local Somali media today Wednesday.

Somali NOC first vice president and head of international relations Duran Ahmed Farah said a new era of great cooperation emerged for both Olympic committees.

"Somalia and Italy have an age-old history of cooperation and we as the Somali NOC want to be the pioneer of the rebuilding of the relationship between both people and Olympic committees," the Somali National Olympic committee told the media.

He said the Italian Olympic committee promised to assist Somalia in terms of trainings and the enhancement of sports education.

"The warm welcome we received during our stay at the Italian Olympic committee headquarters was commendable," the first vice president told the media.

1
From right Somali NOC first vice president Duran Ahmed Farah, Italian NOC president Giovanni Petrucci, Somali NOC president Aden Hajji Yeberow and the Italian NOC secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi
Somalia has a long existing relationship with Italy who once colonized the horn of African country.

The facility 'stadioum Coni' was named after the Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano "CONI" which was built for Somalia nearly 50 years ago.

The Coni stadium was launched in 1956. The first match it hosted was between a team from the Italian community in Somalia and the Somali National soccer team.

Olow became the top goal scorer of Banadir regional district football competition in 1963. In 1974, he was the first Somali basketball referee to become international referee. The current Somali NOPC president AdenHajji Yeberow was also the second to become international baskedball referee the folowing year.

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

Like-minded Syracuse University sophomores decided to dress up on a Wednesday, aiming to show that a special reason is not required for anyone to dress well.
Shakespeare's tragedy is explored as an exploration in contemporary violence and revenge as seen through the eyes of a top diplomatic aide, his non-white new wife, and their sociopathic press representative.
Poor sound mars Eminem's first performance at Wembley Staium in London. Many people want their money back, but will probably not get it.
The Fed's Janet Yellen released a report last week, illustrating her concerns over the substantially stretched valuations on smaller social media, biotechnology firms.
Public Citizen Ralph Nader is honored for his contributions to the advancement of fair-minded critical societies, Critical Thinking and Educational Reform.
Without an Iran-friendly PM in Iraq, Iran will have difficulty in Iraq. ISIS helps control the Sunni problem. The international community needs to break this wicked weave.

 

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