NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

Somalia Lost Another Great Football Personality

By   get stories by email

Former Somali National football squad member Nur Abdi Haji, popularly known as Shaarkey, was laid to rest in Mogadishu on Saturday afternoon after he unexpectedly perished earlier in the day, the Somali football Federation (SFF) announced here.

"He left his home for work in the morning and while on his way to Mogadishu airport where he was working, the former footballer unexpectedly collapsed on the ground and suddenly passed away," the SFF presidential statement said Saturday. He died of a heart attack.

According to the SFF presidential statement, Shaarkey was a key figure in the Somali National football squad from late in 1970s and 1980s and was well known for his strength and systematic performance during local leagues and national team matches in his era.


"Somali Football Federation is shocked over the death of the great colleague who will be missed by the entire Somali Football family members - on behalf of the Somali Football Federation, I am sending our sympathy to his wife, children and relatives of the late Shaarkey," Somali Football Federation President Ali Said Guled Rooble said in a press statement Saturday.

Shaarkey was a strong man in the national team and his death marks the missing of a great personality, said president Ali Said Guled Rooble, himself one of the most prominent footballers in the country in the 1970s.

The Book of condolence has been opened at the Somali Football Federation headquarters where friends and football fans have been signing, to offer their condolences since the sad news of the death came to light on Saturday morning.

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

The final quarter of 2015 is already shaping up to be the worst for the oil industry since profitability began to decline, worse wven than one year ago.
The coalition against ISIS have liberated Tikrit, liberated Baiji and liberated Kobani, and they have lost a quarter of their territory.
Trade24, a currency exchange dealer takes on a virtual reality project to save time and money, reduce pollution and support its unschooling programme.
A Department of Animal Science PhD. made jokes about Whole Foods and the pure food movement. But most food scientists nothing funny about GM salmon.
The closed-system that is earth, prevents any external factors from increasing global warming.
Some media, most backed by Iran, notorious for trying to create trouble in Bahrain through men and arms, continue to paint Bahrain in dark hues.


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