Daily News header

LLPP Jeenyo Team Returns At Somalia's 2012 Soccer Championship

By   get stories by email

As the country's 2012 division one soccer championship is interestingly underway in the capital Mogadishu, LLPP Jeenyo who are playing in the Somali League for the first time in more than 20 years held the defending champions Elman FC in a hotly-contested match on Monday.

In the early minutes of the match both teams started successive counter attacks on each other's goal to try to score. There was no single empty seat in the stadium as an estimated ten thousand spectators were standing or watching over near by buildings.

Officials
Photo: Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar

In the 37th minute of the first half Elman's Abdulkader Ahmed Omar scored the lone goal for his team whose fans stood up with clubbing and chanting up with Elman for at least ten minutes when the goal scored.

However LLPP Jeenyo boys tried their best and launched more successive attacks on the opposite goal in a bid to compensate for the goal, while Elman were committed to scoring another goal in search of a 2-nill win according to its coach Abdi Farah Ali. But LLPP Jeenyo were committed to winning in the match.

In the 44th minute of the same half, Bashir Mohamed Aden scored with the first half of the match ending in 1-1.

Ref
Photo: Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar

In the second half both teams stepped up their efforts, but none of them succeeded in its ambition and the 90 minute period of the match ended in 1-1 with each team left with a single point.

Monday's match attracted many high profile sporting dignitaries including the president of Somali National Olympic committee Duran Ahmed Farah, Somali FA president Ali Said Guled, his deputy for regional development Abdullahi Abow Hussein; Secretary Genertal Abdi Qani Said Arab and a number of business people.

NOC_President
Photo: Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar

Somali NOC President Duran Ahmed Farah who talked to the media at the Stadium praised the SFF authorities for the continuation of football activities and in particularly the holding of the country's biggest event despite difficulties in the country.

"It really gives me a very great pleasure to come here and see the tens of thousands of people coming from long distances to watch this interesting match. One big thing is that I see LLPP Jeenyo playing in the Somali league after more than 20 years of absence," the NOC president told the media.

He said LLPP Jeenyo was established in 1947 and was one of the founding clubs of Somali Football Federation.

He added its return is a very encouraging step. He hopes that other old clubs will retunr.

hor
Photo: Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar

"The SFF is very praise worthy for helping the return of old clubs," the Somali NOC president told the media during his press conference at the Somali University Stadium on Monday.

Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Contact him through NewsBlaze. Read more stories by Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar.

  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

Two by Tavel is a tribute to director Harvey Tavel, who originated the Theater of the Ridiculous with his brother, Ronald Tavel.
Dhubri district SP Mridulananda Sarma said following a tip-off, police launched operation for Sahanur Alam near Fakiraganj along the Bangladesh border.
The Governments of Assam and Nagaland are to cooperate, and there was a request for help to apprehend the alleged culprits.
The style of the play is the fantastic realism of steampunk. It is a fictional waltz in three movements that is inspired by thousands of stories per year.
Randy Foreman, NewsBlaze White House Correspondent records press reaction to the announcement that Facebook is the new breaker of executive action news.
The journey from Beijing to Bangkok has been strenuous as well as rewarding. So it was in the fitness of things that a plenary session at the Asia Pacific Civil Society Forum on Beijing+20, organized by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Devel

 

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