CECAFA Tourney Second Match Sunday


The Somali National U-20 football squad which arrived in Asmara early on Thursday morning will take on Sudan in its first game of the 2010 CECAFA peace and friendship tournament which will kick off on Saturday with Eritrea and Tanzania clashing in the opening match.

Secretary Gene

The CECAFA organizing committee said that it will consider time amendments after Sunday’s match and that is because some of the Muslim countries participating in the tournament demanded for time changes.

the somali team waiting at airport hall

National teams from nine countries are chasing the trophy, 25 golden medals and 10,000 USD which will be given as a reward to the winning team, according top the CECAFA secretary General Nicholas Musonye.

the Somali U 20 squad

Before leaving from Mogadishu on Wednesday, the Somali Football Federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab told his team members that they will get a very expensive award if they are victorious in the competition and if they are humiliated will instead all be fired and will not represent the nation in future times.

Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter, an experienced journalist. Shafi’i writes news stories, features and sends photos relevant to the current situation in Somalia.Shafi’i is also an international sports journalist and member of the international sports press association AIPS.He is a long-time sports journalist and reported from many international competitions including the Olympic Games.The photo shows Shafi’i at London 2012 Olympic Park.