Somali FA Education Officer Outlines Development Activities

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With Somali Football Federation development activities on the rise across the war-devastated country, the SFF Education Officer Ali Mohamed Ahmed on Monday briefed the media on the development activities in Somalia for the duration of the following three months.

In a press statement issued in Mogadishu on Monday, the education officer said Referee instructors, Aweys Ahmed Jum’ale, Salad Osman Mohamed, Abdi Abdulle Ahmed and Ali Mohamed Ahmed will be attending a high-level FIFA Course (FUTURO III) that will be organized in Swaziland from the 16th to 28th of October 2011.

SFF Education Officer Ali Mohamed Ahmed

The course will be organized for the English-speaking countries in Africa. The same course was held in Tanzania last year and was attended by Somali referee instructors. They hoped that the referee instructors will inject the lessons they will learn from the course to the referee development in the country.

A high-level FIFA MA refereeing course will be held in Djibouti before mid January 2012. Other development local activities will be carried out locally in the Galmudug regional state in Somalia.

The courses will target the four domains of football development Coaching, refereeing, administration and Sports medicine.

“Instructors for the afore-said courses will be trained in order to have qualified instructors,” said the Somali FA education officer Ali Mohamed Ahmed.

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.