NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

Thousands of Somalis Welcome Country's Football Team to Addis Ababa

By   get stories by email

Thousands of cheering and chanting Somalis have occupied the streets in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa as the Somali National Football team landed at the Addis airport on Sunday afternoon.

The Jubilant fans holding up the blue Somali flag and carrying wet leaves have been standing along the road linking the hotel where the team was based to the airport since early morning.

"Somalis wake up! Wake up and unite always! Help the weak ones among you," the jubilant Somalis were announcing.

Ahmed Ali Hassan a leading figure in the Somali community in Ethiopia told the media that his community was very sorry for the draw game yesterday.

"Now we want to beat them at home and we have high hopes although in football you can win or lose," the community leader said.

"Today Addis Ababa became like Mogadishu. You can see Somalis waving our flag everywhere. We pray to Allah to give us the upper hand," he noted.

On Wednesday the 16th of November the Somali National team will encounter its Ethiopian counterpart in the second leg of the preliminary round of the 2014 FIFA world cup qualifying clashes.

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

Ari Bussel says it must have been preordained, that Jews and Christians will come together, the Saturday people and the Sunday people.
People living in the foothills of Nepal feel shortchanged by the new constitution and the area has been rocked by violence. Sections of the elite see India as the villain...
World leaders gather in New York to discuss urgent crises across the globe, but the smell of dollars and euros overpowers human rights as they deal with Iran.
The award-winning Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel is a truly great getaway for families and companies holding corporate events, and the cuisine is divine.
Coca-Cola has disclosed that the company spent $118.6 million in scientific research and partnerships over the last five years.
Ambassador Kaidanow said US and partners organized regional strategies to counter ISIS after eight terrorist groups announced their alliance with ISIS.


NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month

Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

Copyright © 2004-2015 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