Ma’mur School Beat Hamar Jajab in Somali Schools’ Soccer Tournament

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In the opening match of the 2011 Somali schools’ football tournament young boys from Ma’mur school defeated Hamar Jajab school rivals by six goals to nothing on Thursday afternoon.

The match attracted officials from Somali football federation. The Somali students’ Union partnered with SFF in terms of schools’ tournaments and other guests. Somali Football Federation executive committee member Ali Abdi Mohamed who talked to the media during the opening ceremony said his federation gives much attention to the schools’ tournaments.

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“I encourage you to show good exhibition. I am very hopeful that some you will have the chance to represent Somali U- 17 in the years to come,” the executive committee member told the school children.

Somali Football Federation secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab emphasized that the SFF has two main objectives in holding the schools’ tournaments. One is to start football development from the very beginning and the other is to create friendship among children from different schools and different neighborhoods.

The school’s soccer tournament is a yearly event jointly organized by Somali Football Federation and the country’s Students’ Union.

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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.