Published: December 11, 2011
Somali Referee Officiates CECAFA Tusker Challenge Cup Final
By Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar
The Organizing committee of the 2011 CECAFA Tusker challenge cup picked Somali International football Referee Wiish Hajji Yeberow to officiate Saturday's final match between Uganda and Rwanda at the Dar Es Salaam national Stadium, in Tanzania.
Hassan Egueh of Djibouti and Idam Mohamed of Sudan were picked to be the first and second assistant referees of the match, and Israel Mujuni of Tanzania is to be the fourth official.
It is the first year for Mr. Yeberow, who came from war-ravaged Somalia to serve as a FIFA referee.
Mr. Yeberow earned the chance to officiate a final match of the senior challenge cup this time. Mr. Yeberow was also picked to officiate the Kagame club cup final match.
The club competition was the first tournament for the young Somali International referee to officiate. It was only a few months ago that he was listed as a FIFA referee.
In these photos, Rwanda plays against Uganda. The Rwandan team emerged unbeaten, most recently winning over Sudan 2-1. Uganda had previously beaten the defending champions, Kilimanjaro Stars 3-1.
Uganda has beaten Rwanda a number of times, in previous tournaments.
Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Contact him through NewsBlaze.
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