Somalia’s 24th Volleyball Championship Reaches Conclusion

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Even with Mogadishu, the lawless capital of Somalia experiencing daily armed confrontations, the country’s national Volleyball Federation successfully ended the 24th men’s Volleyball Championship on Tuesday afternoon.

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The Somali military team Horseed, and its rival of Gasco had a good match in Tuesday’s final game, during which each team was doing its best to win the Somali’s 2010 Volleyball Championship. The final outcome went to the boys of the military club Horseed, who humiliated their Gasco opponents by three to nil.

Somali NOC president Aden Hajji Yeberow

He said that his federation had worked hard to implement the competition which took place in Mogadishu, a city fenced by civil wars and insecurity. The president added that his federation will arrange a big ceremony to present the cup to the victorious Horseed team.

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The president of the Somali Olympic Committee, Aden Hajji Yeberow (popularly know as Wiish) also spoke to the media at the Somali Red Crescent Society Volleyball Stadium where the championship was held. He congratulated the Somali military team on its success.

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“I praise the Somali sporting federations which are holding consecutive competitions in such hard circumstances that we are facing in this chaotic country; I am very proud that a good deed has been accomplished here” The Somali NOC president added.

Defeated Gasco

Many sporting dignitaries including the Somali NOC deputy presidents, Abdi Elmi Warsame and Hassan Ahmed Abdi, Somali Handball Federation President, Mohamed Hurshe Hassan, Somali Boxing Federation President, Hajji Mohamed Ahmed Olow, and many other high level sporting individuals attended Tuesday’s final match of Somalia’s 24th Volleyball Championship.

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.