Published: November 13, 2011
Somali-Ethiopia WC Qualifier Clash Ends in a Draw
By Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar
The first leg of the 2014 FIFA world cup qualifier clash between Somali and Ethiopian has ended in a goalless draw at the Guled Stadium in Djibouti on Saturday afternoon.
During the hotly-contested match each side has made many scoring attempts, but lost golden opportunities.
A little while before the end of the first half Somalia's striker Isse Abshir lost a very important scoring chance. Like wise Ethiopia lost the same chance before the end of the first half when Somali goal keeper Khaled Ali Mursal survived a ball that many thought to have got into Somalia's goal net.
Hundreds of thousands of Somali-Ethiopian fans around the world were watching the match on the Djibouti government's television the RTD. The Nairobi-based Bar-kulan radio and the Mogadishu-based radio Shabelle were broadcasting the match.
In Mogadishu streets, thousands of fans have watched while having small radios on their ears listening to what was being broadcasted live from Al-Hajji Hassan Guled Stadium in Djibouti.
However, the Somali National football team is due to travel to Addis Ababa on Sunday in preparations for the second match of the preliminary qualifying clashes which will be held in Addis Ababa on 15th of November.
Somali Football Federation used the neighboring Djibouti as its home country since it cannot host international matches in the country because of security reasons.
Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Contact him through NewsBlaze.
Please click this
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
The Union Minister of State announced funding for the entire North East region, to develop organic farming, starting with cardamom and variety of fruits.
Dubai Road and Transport Authority considers offering a new car rental scheme to metro users, reducing car ownership, emissions and congestion.
Successful entrepreneurs need not be Type A. They need tenacity, vision, and the ability to follow their gut without worrying what others think.
Empower Nepali Girls NGO switches focus to support devastated communities in Nepal, after the recent earthquakes, changing the lives of hundreds of Nepali.
Assam State Premier League Organizers are putting the finishing touches to the venue for the inaugural football match and opening ceremony.
Women's rights are a wonderful thing, but women still want to be treated like ladies. Here are the top ten chivalrous things men can do to set themselves apart.