Daily News header

Somali Football Fans Hold Demonstration Against Stadium Occupation

By   get stories by email

Scores of football fans and players in the Waberi district in Mogadishu stormed the streets around presidential palace to show their protest against the occupation of small football field in the district.

Somali government has turned the football field into a feeding center for draught-displaced people.

The young demonstrators first convened in front of the Waberi district commissioner's compound and then marched toward Mogadishu Mayor's office where they demanded the stadium to be returned to the people's hands.

demonstrators_2

"We call on the Somali government to look for another solution because there are more areas where it can use as feeding centers for refugees. It is impossible that a sporting facilities are closed or used for other purposes," Said Amir Ali Wardhere who was leading Monday's youth demonstration.

"We need somewhere to play sport when we are back from schools in the afternoons or on Fridays. We have presented our complaints to Mogadishu's deputy mayor and he promised that our problem will be solved," Wardheere told the media.

The youths said they were very hopeful that the Somali Sports ministry will look for a lasting solution for the problem.

Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Contact him through NewsBlaze.

Demosntrators_1

  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

Secretary Kerry said he felt priviledged to be on the frontline to meet some of the bravest humanitarians particularly in times of tragedy and crises.
Bodo militants, who have been demanding a separate state for Bodoland, released a horrific video after killing a girl in Assam's Chirang district.
The Journalists' Forum Assam expressed shock at the murder of James W. Foley, an American photo-journalist who was abducted in November 2012 in Syria.
A doctor of unique standing, soon to be based in Los Angeles, is a life-changer who helps people all over the world, who seek his healing hands and skills.
Kimberly Jones investigates the deeper meaning of ISIS and why even the US Intelligence Agencies can't get to know who these guys are
Martha Rosenberg investigates a proposal that people watch the animals they eat being killed. Some say it encourages insensitivity and lack of empathy for suffering.

 

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