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Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar

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.



Somali FA Spearheads Regional Level Leagues
The first team from the semi-autonomous Somali state of Puntland arrived in the capital Mogadishu on Friday as part of the preparations for the country's regional leagues.
16:30 Feb 17, 2014 PST
Football Development Courses Set for Once 'Islamist Hub' Somali Regions
This program is part of a policy to encourage peace and public integration through football for peace and in part of the 'spread the football' initiative
15:12 Jan 14, 2014 PST
Somali FA Annual Congress Approves Major Moves Forward in 2013
SFF president Ali Said Guled Roble thanked stakeholders for protecting Somali football from collapsing in 2013, urging further efforts to make Somali football stronger
02:28 Jan 1, 2014 PST
Somalia's Top League to Resume on New Year's Day
Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar reports that Somalia's Nation Link Telecom Championship resumes Wednesday, January 1st, with Jeenyo United and defending champions Elman FC
00:23 Dec 31, 2013 PST
White Star Youth Association Youngsters Awarded
The White Star Youth association runs Learning Support Centres in Tottenham and Wood Green organized a colourful achievement award ceremony
19:51 Dec 18, 2013 PST
Djibouti Football Federation Discloses Achievements for 2013
This was the first time to organize a general assembly since 2007, a move that was seen as part of the developmental steps taken by President Souleiman according to some stakeholders who addressed at the General assembly on Sunday.
05:28 Dec 11, 2013 PST
Sacking Prime Ministers, Somalia's Endless Drama
Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar reports Somalia has not yet found a person they could elect as Prime Minister long enough to stabilize the country, but they are trying again.
00:21 Dec 8, 2013 PST
New Officers Elected for Somalia's Lower Jubba Regional Football Committee
The statement said witnessing or monitoring such elections was the work of Somali Football Federation denying claims by Somali NOC official who said that he monitored the election.
09:18 Dec 2, 2013 PST
Somali Sports Group Lauds President's Support for Football
CECAFA secretary General Nicholas Musonye, who wrote to the Somali Football Federation noted that peace in Somalia was encouraging the regional body to take one of its youth competitions to Mogadishu at the earliest time.
11:33 Nov 21, 2013 PST
Somali President Declares Football a Tool for Peace and Development
The president said football is a huge sign for peace and youth development in Somalia, with tangible progress like the ongoing football league
11:14 Nov 20, 2013 PST
Somali Volleyball Championship Schedules Unveiled
Somali volleyball Federation is organizing its first major league since it recent return in the world platform with the federation's president Engineer Abdulkader Omar Abukar appeared in the Zone 5 meeting for the first time in more than 22 years.
06:45 Nov 16, 2013 PST
Somali 2013 League Kicks Off Under 'New Name'
The opening match attracted the highest number of spectators evervseen at a Somali stadium in nearly 30 years of recorded history.
13:00 Nov 9, 2013 PST
Elman FC Wins Somalia's Super Cup
The super cup match which was the first to be exhibited at the facility after the Artificial Turf installation has attracted tens of thousands of spectators including top Somali government officials.
19:19 Nov 6, 2013 PST
Super Football Cup Schedule Unveiled
The Division A league is Somalia's most popular sporting event. Hundreds of Somalis pay daily visits to the facility trying to know when the first competition will be held at the Stadium.
15:23 Oct 15, 2013 PST
Somalia Mourns Death Renowned Sports Volunteer
The late Ali was known for his great role in the promotion of Somali sports and in particularly basketball and athletics. According to the Somali Olympic committee the Late Ali had lent a forceful commitment in the development of Somali sports
18:27 Oct 13, 2013 PST
Somali FA Bans Four Ocean Football Stars Members and Club Leaders
The SFF executive committee has praised the Safahi FC coach Ali Mohamed Absuge (Ali Bu) for accomplishing his duties in accordance with the international laws of the game and for respecting the local league principles.
18:38 Oct 7, 2013 PST
Somali Football Federation Holds Farewell Ceremony for FIFA Expert
Meanwhile, on Thursday afternoon the Somali Football Federation (SFF) organized a very colourful farewell ceremony at the Lido Sea Food restaurant in the Lido beach resort of Mogadishu where the SFF officials thanked the instructor for the huge effo
15:46 Aug 24, 2013 PST
FIFA Confirms Successful 'Touch The World' Initiative in Somalia
After five days of a marathon job the capital Mogadishu has witnessed a very colourful ceremony which intended to mark the conclusion of the course in the presence of high profile Somali FA and government officials where the trainees were presented
20:43 Aug 21, 2013 PST
Somali Minister Receives FIFA Fair Play Present
In her speech during a meeting with FIFA instructor Ulric Mathiot at the civil service development Ministry on Wednesday where she received FIFA fair play award from the expert on the behalf of the world's top football governing body FIFA.
06:43 Aug 17, 2013 PST
Somali NOC New Headquarters Under Construction
The secretary General said the first phase of the construction will be concluded on the 28th of August 2013, while the second phase will start then.
15:58 Aug 16, 2013 PST
International Class Football Facility Could Bring Huge Changes For Somalia
The technical department of Somali Football Federation hopes to see huge changes to come in terms of its players' skills, techniques and performances.
06:39 Jul 28, 2013 PST
Sudanese and Rwandan Teams Compete in CECAFA Semifinals
CECAFA: APR to clash Al Merreikh as Vital'O takes on Rayon Sport in CECAFA Semis
18:29 Jun 30, 2013 PST
Somalia Loses Another Great Football Personality
The SFF presidential statement said Shaarkey was a key figure in the Somali National football squad from the late 1970s and 1980s and was well known for his strength and systematic performance during local leagues and national team matches
09:47 Jun 30, 2013 PST
UN Commends Somalia for Using Sports as Peace Building Tool
Somali Olympic committee Secretary General Duran Ahmed Farah told the media in Mogadishu that the high profile meeting with the top UNSOM official was very fruitful for Somalia as under Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay
12:53 Jun 28, 2013 PST
Notorious Islamist Leader Who Killed World Cup Fans Surrenders in Somalia
The whereabouts of the terrorist leader has been unknown since he escaped from the southern port town of Barawe last week as tension has been worsening amongst the leaders of the Al-Qaeda-proxy militants of Al-shabaab.
19:50 Jun 27, 2013 PST
CECAFA Club Cup Reaches Quarter Finals
The president praised CECAFA secretary General Nicholas Musonye for taking the tournament to Darfur in a bid to encourage peace and integration in the war-ravaged regions of Sudan.
09:49 Jun 27, 2013 PST
International Olympic Day Remembers Slain Sports Leaders of Somalia
This is the second year in history that the Olympic day event was overwhelmed by sadness over the lost of former Somali Olympic committee President Aden Haji Yerebow and former Somali Football Federation President Said Mahmoud Nur who were killed by
19:23 Jun 25, 2013 PST
Somali FA Unveils 2013 League 'A' Start Date
However, Somali Football Federation officials are very grateful to the AU commanders of letting them visit the facility at any time they want, but the continuation of military presence at the facility was something very disgraceful
07:24 Jun 24, 2013 PST
Somali Referee Appointed to Officiate CECAFA Club Cup Opening Match
Somali Football Federation referee development office Chief Abdi Abdulle Ahmed popularly known as Baasaale told the media that the Somali referees at the tournament are credible enough and have full knowledge for the refereeing job.
15:19 Jun 18, 2013 PST
CECAFA Referees Undergo Fitness Test
But Somalia's Wiish Haji Yabarow who was in December 2011 recognized as the best referee in the region was one of the front runner referees during the fitness test running examination in readiness for the competition which will commence on Tuesday
13:43 Jun 17, 2013 PST
African Soccer: CECAFA Amends 2013 Club Cup Budget
The amendment of the fixtures comes only three days to go until the regional competition will commence Tuesday next week. This is because after Zanzibar's Falcons have dropped out of the competition as Chad's electric Sport replaced instead.
15:16 Jun 15, 2013 PST
Somalis in South Africa Call for 'End to Killings'
Some video clips posted on face book and Somali websites showed South Africans stoning the two Somali men to death as police cars passing by, with racists publicly doing the brutal killings at large.
08:52 Jun 8, 2013 PST
University of Djibouti Wins Division B Football League
A trophy plus 25 gold medals were presented to the players of Djibouti University for winning the trophy, while the second place team received a trophy and 25 silver medals for securing the second place and promoting to the division A league.
11:20 Jun 4, 2013 PST
Somali FA holds luncheon for Djibouti FA boss in London
Somali Football Federation administrative representative in the UK Dr. Abdi Olad Rageh told the luncheon ceremony that on the behalf of Somali FA he was very pleased to organize such high level reception for President Souleiman Hassan Waberi.
14:15 May 28, 2013 PST
Somali U-12 Wins Children's Football Tournament in London
The competition which was intended to encourage the integration of children from different ethnic communities in London area and gives the children a chance to practice their football skills was financed by the Enfield council and co-organized by th
11:43 May 21, 2013 PST
Djibouti Soccer Referees Attend FIFA Training Course
The instructors are conducting the five-day course which is taking place at the National technical centre.
17:10 May 20, 2013 PST
FIFA Delegation Assesses Football Development Programs in Djibouti
In a press statement issued at the Djibouti Football Federation headquarters in the capital Djibouti on Saturday, President Souleiman Hassan Waberi, himself a FIFA commissioner has outlined the importance of the FIFA delegation visit to his country
16:55 May 19, 2013 PST
Somali Officials Forget The Fathers Of Independence
Presidents and Prime Ministers may have forgotten, but a group of young boys and girls called SYL II remembered the Fathers of Independence, May 15th 2013.
22:26 May 15, 2013 PST
Somali FA Launches Sports Medicine Workshop for Local Nurses
During his opening remarks Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab emphasised the importance of anti doping control awareness through football courses adding that the SFF was giving much more priority to the anti- doping control implementation.
08:17 May 9, 2013 PST
Darfur Eyed for CECAFA Football Tournament
Secretary General Nicholas Musonye told the CECAFA media that the regional football body had always in the past been active in peace building through football and now is the time for taking the peace encouraging tournament to Darfur and Gordofan.
07:13 May 2, 2013 PST
Somalia's 2013 Football Kicks Off in Mogadishu
The secretary General who talked to the media during the Division B league opening ceremony Friday noted that the C level league will start on Sunday the 21st of April. Both competitions will be taking place at the Somali University Stadium while, t
17:39 Apr 22, 2013 PST
Nation Link's E-Maal Beats Singjet in Somali Stars Football Tournament Opening
The first half of the hotly-contested match ended in 1-1 equality. But in the early hours of the second half, the Singjet boys scored their second goal as they took the lead of the match with 2-1 for a period of ten minutes.
17:23 Mar 26, 2013 PST
Somali Youths Remember Slain Sports Officials
The 8 participating teams are from the north and the south of the city which has for over two decades been divided into two parts each controlled by a hostile clan-based administration.
05:06 Mar 26, 2013 PST
Somali NOC Executive Board Reviews 2013 First Quarter Achievements
Members of the Somali National Olympic committee executive board have lauded for the successful implementation of the NOC's 2013 first quarter annual work plans during its monthly meeting held at the NOC headquarters in Mogadishu Thursday.
11:37 Mar 22, 2013 PST
Djibouti Concludes Football Tournament for School Girls
President Souleiman Hassan Waberi said Djibouti Football Federation was committed to encouraging women's football as the FDF wants to see expanded women's involvement in football.
07:35 Mar 19, 2013 PST
Somali Volleyball Elects New Executive Committee
The Somali National Olympic committee lauded the free and fair election and urged every member of the elected volleyball office bearers to work as double in a bid to help the country's volleyball revive from years of conflicts.
11:19 Mar 17, 2013 PST
Puntland Bans Three Radio Stations From Operating
The Somali Sports Press Association is totally condemning the latest acts which the SSPA termed as unacceptable and urged the Puntland regional authorities to cancel the ban which shows that Somali authorities are still continuing suppressions
15:12 Mar 16, 2013 PST
Somalia Announces Nationwide Athletics Development Program
Somali NOC secretary General Duran Ahmed Farah who talked to the media after the meeting explained the importance of the nationwide development program which he said will help Somalia have a big influence in the international athletics gatherings
04:50 Mar 11, 2013 PST
Somalia Celebrates Victory At Open World Taekwondo Challenge Cup
The statement urged the country's business companies to finance sports in Somalia who is currently recovering from decades of conflicts and restrictions of sports activities by the Al-Qaeda-proxy terrorists in the country.
18:31 Mar 7, 2013 PST
Women's Football Now Back on Track
The teams is in preparations for participating in the 2013 women's football championship in Djibouti.
06:17 Mar 7, 2013 PST
Somalia Celebrates Its First Taekwondo Medal
In January, Faisal Adan who is Somali National Basketball player living in the US A broke FIBA record in terms of points scored in international matches during FIBA Africa Zone V competition. He scored 59 points in the semis against Rwanda.
14:30 Mar 5, 2013 PST
FIFA Training Course for Somali Football Referees Begins in Djibou
Somali Football Federation President Ali Said Guled Roble praised the SFF referee development department for coming up with young and strong people.
04:35 Mar 4, 2013 PST
Somali NOC Opens New Office in Central Region
Somali Olympic committee secretary General Duran Ahmed Farah who addressed the launching ceremony of the new office via phone from Mogadishu promised that Somali NOC will give more priority to the promotion of sports in regions across the country.
19:59 Feb 24, 2013 PST
FIFA MA Refereeing Course to Kick Off in Djibouti Next Month
The education officer explained that Somali Football Federation had spent a lot of efforts to make sure the implementation of the FIFA level Member association refereeing course for Somalia which is slated in Djibouti for 3-7 March this year.
14:56 Feb 24, 2013 PST
CAF Gets Credit Football Progress in Djibouti
According to a press statement by President Souleiman Hasssan Waberi in Friday's meeting both sides raised issues relating to the promotion of football in the small horn of Africa country where CAF leaders pledged more assistance to help the Djibou
06:07 Feb 23, 2013 PST
Somali Women Enjoy Handball Tournament
In behalf of Somali NOC I promise that we will do our utmost to help the promotion of a fully developed sport in the country,' secretary General Duran Ahmed Farah told reporters in Mogadishu Friday.
08:36 Feb 10, 2013 PST
Peace Run Raises Hopes in Somali Capital
Former Somali National team member and former international basketball referee Hussein Mohamed Ali (Taranbi) who returned home decades later was honoured to lead Friday's Mogadishu peace run.
18:44 Feb 9, 2013 PST
IOC Jubilant for Somali NCO Historic Election
Meanwhile the director of NOC relations department of the international Olympic committee Mr. Pere Miro who sent a separate congratulatory letter to Somali NOC leaders stated that the world Olympics will stop at nothing to help the development of sp
11:58 Feb 9, 2013 PST
Somali Government Pledges 'End to AU Troop Presence' At Soccer Facility
Deputy Minister for sport Bashir Mohamed Jama announced the pledge during a joint visit by the ministry and SFF officials to the site on Monday.
07:12 Feb 6, 2013 PST
Djibouti Launches Grassroots Development Program
The first phase of the youth football development program gathered over 300 children including boys and girls from 34 schools in the cities of Djibouti and Balbala.
11:55 Jan 29, 2013 PST
Djibouti FA Boss Takes a Historic Move to Insure His Players
The signing ceremony of the historic agreement took place at the Sheraton hotel in Djibouti on Sunday evening in the presence, of high profile officials from the ministry of sport
17:28 Jan 28, 2013 PST
Somalia Beats Burundi in Basketball Tournament
Hundreds of chanting Somali fans have occupied the National stadium in Dar Es Salaam hours before the match kick off on Wednesday. They were chanting for Somalia The country has fully revived and recovered from years of conflicts. The trophy is head
07:17 Jan 24, 2013 PST
ANOCA President Pledges More Help for Somali NOC
Congratulatory messages also poured into the Somali NOC headquarters from regions across the country and Somali community members around the globe.
18:29 Jan 19, 2013 PST
Somalia Recruits Future Fire Fighters
The Mayor of Somali capital and former basketball player Mahmoud Ahmed Nur who officially launched the recruitment sessions praised IQRA foundation for its help in the revival of Somalia's fire department.
12:25 Jan 16, 2013 PST
Lex Vander Urges FIFA to Give Somalia More Priority Than Ever Before
Mr. Lext Vander who returned to his country overnight on Friday after the successful completion of the first phase of the construction of Somalia's old soccer facility told his farewell ceremony at the Lido Sea Food restaurant
17:01 Jan 12, 2013 PST
FIFA Completes Somali Stadium Carpet Installation
The statement added that the SFF was very grateful to the Dutch construction company Greenfields for accepting the project.
20:29 Jan 11, 2013 PST
Somali NOC Vice President Dies of Heart Attack
The statement said the late vice president was in a good health but suddenly died of a heart attack and high blood pressure at about 2:30 local time on Wednesday and was buried in Mogadishu hours later his death was announced at the Somali NOC headq
12:28 Jan 10, 2013 PST
Somalia Congratulates Regional Sports Leaders for Successful Somali NOC Election
Regional sports heads laud for Somali NOC election, praise football activities
09:33 Jan 9, 2013 PST
Somali NOC Congress Elects New Chief
The new president Mr. Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi who was the sole candidate for the post of Somali NOC presidency has been unanimously voted in favour of by the all 18 voters at the congress. They are 9 National federations including the football Federa
10:42 Jan 4, 2013 PST
Somali Soccer Veteran to Inspect Facilities in Eritrea
Somali soccer expert will check the hotels in that country if they are capable of hosting international level officials from the world's football governing body FIFA or that in Africa CAF.
12:11 Dec 31, 2012 PST
Construction Expert Evaluates Somalia's National Soccer Facility Damages
He said during the visit the expert gave SFF officials full instructions and consultations on how to reconstruct the stadium which he said the Somali Football Federation was going to ask FIFA to help them have an artificial turf
08:58 Dec 30, 2012 PST
AU Troop Presence At Somali Stadium Postpones Regional Tournament
Somali Football Federation secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab said in a press statement that because of lack of facility his federation decided to postpone the regional tournament until next year.
13:51 Dec 25, 2012 PST
Level C Somali Soccer League Winners Celebrate Victory
Somalia's Federal government lawmaker Dr. Hassan Moalim who sponsored the luncheon ceremony for the victorious FC Banadir boys who first addressed the congregation, praised FC Banadir for their dedication and commitment that lead them to win the to
06:45 Dec 24, 2012 PST
Mogadishu Wins Division B Soccer League
At the event, winning clubs of the two leagues were awarded with millions of Somali shillings in cash as part of SFF's annual encouragement for the promotion of the game.
07:05 Dec 15, 2012 PST
Somali Economic Development Conference Opens in London
Organized by the United Nations Associations the conference which is the first of its kind ever held in the United Kingdom is slated for Monday December 10 and will run from 10:000 AM to 17:00PM, according to the chairman of white Star Youth Associa
08:51 Dec 10, 2012 PST
Aid Agency 'Sweetens' Life of War-Weary Somali Children
The 'Gift of the Givers' which was one of the first aid agencies who suddenly responded to the severe famine that hit the horn of African country in 2011 has now turned to the field of sports to give particular consideration after it was very succ
08:21 Dec 9, 2012 PST
Djibouti FA Concludes Local Football Leagues
During the ceremony, trophies, medals of different categories and certificates were presented to the clubs who won the three divisions, best players, top scorers and organizations who sponsor a number of football clubs in the country.
09:52 Nov 19, 2012 PST
Somali FA Donates Complete Football Equipment to Its Clubs
The football equipment was distributed to a total of 17 football clubs including division B and C clubs.
10:08 Nov 16, 2012 PST
CAF President Issa Hayatou Congratulates Souleiman Hassan Waberi
The new president is a long-serving FIFA/ CAF commissioner and CAF referee instructor who had played a key role in the development of the referee sector in the east Africa's smallest country.
20:20 Nov 11, 2012 PST
Council Praises New Djibouti Football Boss
Somalia has long-existing bilateral relations with Djibouti Football Federation whose former president Hussein Fadoul Dabar and the entire people of Djibouti had played a key role in the promotion of Somali football.
08:31 Nov 11, 2012 PST
Ocean Stars Off to Kampala for CECAFA Cup
Somali Football Federation had prepared training facilities for the team before the competition starts.
20:13 Nov 10, 2012 PST
Banadir Wins Somali Football General Da'ud Cup
A minute of silence was observed to honor the former SFF president Said Mahmoud Nur and former Somali NOC chief Aden Hajji Yeberow who were killed in a suicide explosion in April this year.
09:56 Nov 9, 2012 PST
Football Development Courses Conclude in Himand and Heeb State, Somalia
End to the five-day long courses, Somali Football Federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab told the media the courses were the second edition of the 'spread football campaign' whose first edition was carried out in the semiautonomous state
08:07 Nov 4, 2012 PST
Djibouti Football Election Set for November 10
Stakeholders are under preparation for the upcoming Football election in Djibouti where football has slowly been growing for the past several years.
06:49 Nov 2, 2012 PST
Himan and Heeb Hosts Somalia Regional Football Development Courses
According to SFF secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab the development courses are part of the SFF campaign under the slogan of 'spread football' throughout Somali regions which has been under way for the past several years.
08:04 Nov 1, 2012 PST
Ocean Stars to Be Encamped in Kampala Prior To CECAFA Competition
The secretary General said that because of two main reasons the Somali Football Federation has decided to take the national team to Kampala.
10:57 Oct 30, 2012 PST
First Ever Sports Academy Launched in Somalia
The sports academy was named after the former Somali Olympic committee president Aden Hajji Wiish who was killed by Al-shabaab militants in April this year. The academy is called 'Wiish academy for sport and peace' development.
06:06 Oct 25, 2012 PST
Somali FA Urges AU Troops to Vacate Soccer Stadium
The secretary General added that the tournament also helped people who lived in regions controlled by hostile warlords or opposing Islamist groups get a chance to cross from region to region.
09:07 Oct 17, 2012 PST
SSPA Benefits From European youth4media Network Training Course in Poland
The international media training course focuses on the new media and the climate change. The course which is slated for 3rd-12th of October is intended to encourage the integration of youth, the development of youth and the media.
05:28 Oct 11, 2012 PST
Somali League: Banadir-Heegan Clash Ends in Stalemate
Heegan's young striker Ahmed Abdulkader Dayib scored the lone goal for his club in the 24th minute of the first half of the match which ended in 1-0 in favour of Heegan.
08:41 Oct 7, 2012 PST
Somalia Confederation of African Handball Holds Election Congress
The Somali Handball Federation secretary General Nur Maye Osman who represented Somalia in the election congress said that the minister of sport of Burkina Faso Mr. Edbega was honoured to inaugurate the CAHB meeting.
11:46 Oct 5, 2012 PST
FC Ports Beats Badbaado in Somali Football League
High profile Somali football dignitaries including president Ali Said Guuleed and SFF secretary General Abdi Aqani Said Arab were watching the Wednesday's clash.
09:48 Oct 5, 2012 PST
Somali Football Elite Referees End Training Course
The course was conducted by high profile instructors including Ali Mohamed Ahmed and Abdi Abdulle Ahmed who recently benefitted from the FIFA Futuro III course in the Tanzanian capital Dar Es Salaam.
05:00 Oct 4, 2012 PST
Zone 5 Handball Election Congress Ends in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
The election congress of Africa Zone five handball federations has concluded at the Palace Hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso Ouagadougou on Tuesday
06:00 Oct 3, 2012 PST
Heegan Knocks Ports FC in Somali Soccer League
In the 20th minute of the first half, young striker Abdulkader Ali Nur scored the first goal for his team, but Heegan's Mohamed Ahmed Mahmoud equalized in the 25th minute of the match.
07:26 Sep 30, 2012 PST
Somali Football Grows in South Sudan
Somali journalist Ahmed Osman Ali 'lafoole' who was watching the match said both teams exhibited an interesting game with high tactics and as a result the first half of the match ended in 0-0.
14:02 Sep 27, 2012 PST
Victorious Youngsters Receive 'Historic' Welcome At Mogadishu Airport
The president of Somali National Olympic committee Duran Ahmed Farah, the Somali Football Federation president Ali Said Guuleed Rooble, executive comitee members, club chairmen local league football players, referees, coaches and over two thousands
05:10 Sep 24, 2012 PST
Somalia Benefits From Futuro III Course in Dar Es Salaam
Somali Football Federation secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab welcomed the course saying that for Somalia it is very important.
08:34 Sep 23, 2012 PST
Somalia Beats Sudan to Qualify for CAF Junior Second Round
The match was very competitive and each team was committed to winning and as the result the first half ended in 0-0 draw. Both sides launched successive attacks on the opposite goal, but none of them happened to score during the first half.
09:25 Sep 22, 2012 PST
Somali Youngsters Compete in CAF Junior Clashing Khartoum
The Somali youngsters will play against their Sudanese counterparts in the preliminary round of CAF junior qualifier on Friday the 21st of September as scheduled.
11:43 Sep 20, 2012 PST
CECAFA Lauds Fifa Referee Development Course in Dar Es Salaam
The FIFA Futuro III refereeing course kicked off in Tanzanian capital Dar Es Salaam on Monday 17th of September and will continue until 22nd of September.
18:37 Sep 19, 2012 PST
Somali Coach Signs With Australian Soccer Club
The coach said in a press statement that the signing of the two-year contract marked the end of nearly 4 month-long negotiations between him and his new club which plays in the western Australian division A soccer league.
09:04 Sep 19, 2012 PST
Somali Referee Instructors Attend FIFA Course in Dar Es Salaam
Somali soccer referee instructor and SFF education officer Ali Mohamed Ahmed told the media that such course will help the enhancement of refereeing skills in Somalia whose football is currently recovering from years of conflicts.
04:56 Sep 19, 2012 PST
CECAFA Mourns Death of Somali International Soccer Referee
A condolence letter was sent to Somali Football Federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab. the CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye expressed shock and sorrow over the death of former international referee Hajji Abdi Elmi Warsame
09:49 Sep 9, 2012 PST
Somali Basketball Stars Tournament Concludes in Mogadishu
A colourful ceremony which intended to mark the culminating of the four week-long 2012 Somali basketball stars tournament has been held in the capital Mogadishu over the weekend in the presence of high profile Somali NOC and government officials.
14:43 Sep 4, 2012 PST
Somalia's General Daa'uud Cup Gets Under Way in Mogadishu
Somali Football Federation (SFF) on Monday inaugurated the General Daa'uud cup competition, the second most populous football tournament in Somalia.
14:45 Aug 21, 2012 PST
Second Journalist Killed in Somali Capital Within 24 Hours
Mahmoud Ali Buneyste, a Young journalist, became the second Somali journalist to be killed in the lawless Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday.
20:10 Aug 13, 2012 PST
Long-Time Serving Sports Journalist Slain in Mogadishu
High profile sports journalist and Former Vice President of the Somali Tennis Federation Yusuf Ali Osman (fareey) has been killed by unidentified assailants in Mogadishu early on Sunday, his son Hassan Yusuf confirmed.
19:39 Aug 12, 2012 PST
UK Africa Minister Commends Determination of Somali Athletes in London Olympics
The minister Henry Bellingham delivered a speech at a crucial meeting with Somali Olympics at the foreign ministry office on Friday.
09:05 Aug 12, 2012 PST
Somali Olympic Team Farewelled in London
The Somali Community in London held a colorful farewell dinner ceremony for the Somali Olympic delegation to say good bye and wish them safe return
11:07 Aug 5, 2012 PST
Britain Pledges Help for Somali Sports Recovery
As Somalia is now emerging from years of conflicts the Somali Olympic committee is now drawing special sports for peace programs
18:36 Aug 3, 2012 PST
Somali Law Experts in UK Discuss Future Parliament of Somalia
The symposium called on the national constituent assembly to make changes on the controversial articles in the new Somali draft constitution.
08:30 Aug 2, 2012 PST
Somalia Hails Abdi Bile's Presence At London Olympics
Somali NOC president Duran Ahmed Farah said Abdi Bile will be Somalia's flag bearer during the opening ceremony. Unfortunately something changed in the last minutes of the opening day.
07:44 Jul 30, 2012 PST
CECAFA Condemns Somali U-17 Killing in Mogadishu
In a letter he sent to Somali Football Federation on Friday morning, the general secretary of CECAFA Nicholas Musonye said tthe CECAFA family is mourning with Somalia over the death of the slain young footballer.
08:29 Jul 28, 2012 PST
Somali U-17 Goalkeeper Slain in Mogadishu
The SFF said in a press statement that the young footballer was killed in the Waberi district of Mogadishu after a training session.
11:07 Jul 27, 2012 PST
SFF Announces Somalia's General Daa'uud Cup Schedules
Somali Football Federation secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab said in his press statement that the annual General Daa'uud cup is a great priority for the entire Somali Football Family members for it honors
09:46 Jul 23, 2012 PST
Somalia and Colombia Teams Honored With Colorful Welcome Ceremony in UK
Dozens of jubilant Somali community members including former national basketball team maker Hawa Sheik Taako and Dahabo Hassan Ahmed were waving the Somali flag during the welcome ceremony on Friday.
17:41 Jul 21, 2012 PST
Somali PM Holds Farewell Luncheon Ceremony for Somali Olympic Team to London
The Somali Prime minister Dr. Abwi Weli Mohamed Ali on Monday held a farewell luncheon ceremony for the Somali National Olympic team to wish them success as they participate in the up coming world Olympic Games to be held in London.
14:27 Jul 17, 2012 PST
New Basketball Stadium to Host Nighttime Somali Competitions Next Month
Today, the minister for youth and sport of the transitional federal government (TFG) of Somalia Mahmoud Jirde Hussein revealed that under-construction 1st July basketball stadium is expected to host night-time competitions next month.
06:00 Jul 17, 2012 PST
Somalia Honors Slain Peace Advocate With Football Match
As scheduled the Somali football league A match was between FC Ports and Jeenyo. During the match there was a trophy intended to award with the team who wins the match as kind of remembering former Somali NOC vice president
11:50 Jul 12, 2012 PST
British Ambassador to Somalia Conveys 'Support' to Somali Olympic team
Earlier in the day, the British Ambassador met with the Somali Olympic delegation at Mogadishu airport where he and other officials from the British commission took the team through immigration process required to ensure trouble-free entry to the UK
10:03 Jul 12, 2012 PST
Somalia's Draft Constitution Now Ready for Approval
In a letter he sent to the Somali community around the world on Monday, the UN envoy said he was very hopeful that the road map will end in a successful manner and the draft will be fully adopted by the Somali National Constituent Assembly.
12:10 Jul 10, 2012 PST
Somali Telco Reconstructs Basketball Stadium
Construction engineers told the media that the reconstruction work is expected to last for several weeks.
09:13 Jul 8, 2012 PST
Elman FC Beats Heegan in Somalia's Soccer League
Meanwhile, on Thursday Jeenyo have humiliated Badbaado FC by 4-0 to become in the 3rd place of the competition after Elman and Heegan, while Badbaado FC is in the lowest position after it was defeated in all matches it played.
07:58 Jul 7, 2012 PST
SFF Holds Two-Day Workshop for Coaches and Club Administrators
Somali Football Federation President Ali Said Guled Rooble added that players, coaches and club chairmen are obliged to help in the implementation of fair play during and after matches.
10:48 Jul 5, 2012 PST
Somali Minister Jubilant At Local Football Progress
The state minister once again called on Somali business companies in and outside the country to invest in the development of football as the country is recovering from the past wounds caused by one of the most ravaging wars
18:58 Jul 4, 2012 PST
Joyful Olympic Day Commemorations in Somalia
The global day was commemorated with different sports events including running, relay, karate and taekwondo and traditional dance.
15:27 Jun 25, 2012 PST
ASMC Course Concludes in Somalia
The president said he was very grateful to the international Olympic committee and the Olympic solidarity for their moral and financial support that helped the promotion of spors in Somalia during the past two decades.
13:33 Jun 22, 2012 PST
Somali Sporting Officials Visit Key Facilities in Capital
Somali NOC president Duran Ahmed Farah, the joint visit was mainly intended to assess the general situations of the country's devastated facilities and how Somali NOC and the ministry of sport can cooperate on the rebuilding
07:35 Jun 22, 2012 PST
Elman FC Sweeps FC Ports in Somali Football League
But Abdi Aziz Mohamed Ali Hoomey himself from Elman who was last year's Somali league top scorer has yet to score even a single goal. Before Monday's match kick off Hoomey told the media he will score four in the match, but that didn't happen.
07:10 Jun 20, 2012 PST
Al-Hikma Wins Somali Schools Handball Tourney
Each team made all efforts in a bid to win the very competitive final match which was won by the Al-Hikma Boys after a long struggle that died down the hopes of the opposite school boys who did all they could to have the trophy.
12:49 Jun 18, 2012 PST
Somalia's Old Stadium Artificial Turf Arrives in Mogadishu
The SFF officials disclosed the arrival of the carpet during a joint press conference by the State minister for sport, SFF president and secretary General at the Stadium Banadir on Saturday Morning.
21:29 Jun 16, 2012 PST
LLPP Jeenyo Team Returns At Somalia's 2012 Soccer Championship
In the 37th minute of the first half Elman's Abdulkader Ahmed Omar scored the lone goal for his team whose fans stood up with clubbing and chanting up with Elman for at least ten minutes when the goal scored.
09:30 Jun 13, 2012 PST
Elman Defeats Badbaado in Somali Soccer League Opening Match
Somali FA dignitaries, law makers and other government officials were watching Monday's opening match which attracted nearly 30 thousand spectators.
05:57 Jun 6, 2012 PST
Somalia's Schools Handball Tournament Kicks Off in Mogadishu
The president of Somali handball Federation Mohamed Hurshe Hassan who addressed the opening ceremony of the tournament said that his federation is giving more priority to the schools which he said is very crucial to the promotion of handball
09:02 Jun 3, 2012 PST
Athletics: IAAF Day Commemorations Wrap Up in Somalia
Somali National Olympic committee vice president Hassan Ahmed Abdi told the IAAF day commemorations they were fully satisfied with Somali Athletics Federation activities.
20:48 May 30, 2012 PST
Central Somalia People Enjoy Football as Al-Shabaab Ends
Beled-weyne district football team in the Hiiraan region defeated its Guri-el district rivals by 3-2 in a friendly match hosted in the district of Guri-el in the central Somali region of Galgadud over the weekend.
15:56 May 7, 2012 PST
Football Tournament Combats Surge of Piracy in Somalia
The tournament which assembled young boys representing 14 districts in the Bari region which is the largest region in Somalia is mainly intended to encourage young boys from piracy and help them refrain from the armed confrontations.
11:08 Apr 30, 2012 PST
Long-Serving Somali Soccer Club Chairman Dies
Hajji Abdulle Roble Jusle the founder and chairman of Kesco Football Club died in Nairobi on Wednesday morning at the age of 73, Somali Football Federation announced in a statement.
12:54 Apr 25, 2012 PST
FIFA MA Refereeing Course Concludes in Djibouti
At the closing ceremony, Somali Football federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab thanked Allah for the successful course which was the second of its kind ever held for Somalia in the neighbouring Djibouti since the SFF cannot host FIFA
07:24 Apr 23, 2012 PST
Female Coach Wins Djibouti League
With women's football in Djibouti developing a female coach has won the country's division one championship after her AS Port club humiliated its Apejas rivals by 14-1 over the weekend.
11:43 Apr 22, 2012 PST
Djibouti FA Gives Generous Donation to Breakaway Somaliland
Djibouti FA president Mr. Hussein Fadoul Dabar has presented the equipment to Ahmed Mohamed Sheik who leads the football committee in the breakaway Somali region in a bid to help them develop football there.
09:51 Apr 22, 2012 PST
International Olympic Committe to Build Headquarters in Somalia
ANOC president Sheikh Ahmed Bin Fahad Al-Sabah also vowed support for Somali NOC. He invited the Somali NOC offcials to visit Kuwait and will talk about more on Somali NOC's current needs.
07:57 Apr 19, 2012 PST
Somalia Benefits From FIFA Refereeing Course in Djibouti
The opening ceremony started with praying for the former SFF president Said Mahmoud Nur and former Somali NOC president Aden Hajji Yeberow Wiish who were killed in a suicide attack in Mogadishu earlier in the month.
14:42 Apr 18, 2012 PST
New Leader Announced for Somali National Olympic Committee
Former senior vice president Duran Ahmed Farah has taken over the leadership of the Somali National Olympic committee after its former president Aden Hajji Yeberow was killed in a suicide attack in Mogadishu earlier in the month.
09:56 Apr 17, 2012 PST
Somali Regional Development Courses Conclude in Gal-Mudug State
The development courses assembled 80 persons who were 40 future referees, 20 coaches and 20 football administrators with the assistance from the Gal-mudug semi-autonomous regional state which hosted the courses.
06:39 Apr 13, 2012 PST
SFF Constructs New Sports Centre in Gal-Mudug State
Somali Football Federation secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab who first addressed at the launching ceremony of the construction said that it was a very great pleasure for the entire Somali Football Family members that the construction was started
11:57 Apr 12, 2012 PST
Somali Sports Minister Mourns Death of Sporting Leaders
The minister is currently in Saudi Arabia on a work trip.
12:22 Apr 6, 2012 PST
SFF President's Death Shocks Somali Football Family
According to SFF, the unexpected death of the Somali National Olympic committee president Aden Hajji Yeberow who accompanied the SFF boss was a big loss for the whole members of Somali sports family.
09:42 Apr 5, 2012 PST
SFF Launches Development Courses in Football in Gal-Mudug state
According to Somali Football Federation secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab who addressed at the inaugural ceremony of the courses, it is that SFF will hold three different courses in one city.
06:29 Apr 3, 2012 PST
Somali Officials Inspect The Under-Construction Soccer Stadium
Somali football Federation secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab told the visiting officials that the reconstruction work is smoothly under way and that the SFF was very hopeful that the reconstruction will be competed by May this year.
07:18 Mar 29, 2012 PST
Somali NOC Seeks Support to Develop Basketball in Somalia
He said that Zone V official welcomed Somali NOC's request to lift the fine imposed on Somali Basketball Federation when it disappeared from the Zonal competition last year adding that he was very hopeful that the fine will be cancelled as soon as
10:41 Mar 26, 2012 PST
SFF Officials Announce Venue for Somalia's 2012 Football Championship
Somali Football Federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab told the meeting that the local league was due to be commenced in February this year, but due to the FIFA-funded reconstruction on the Banadir stadium in Mogadishu the competition was
06:04 Mar 26, 2012 PST
Somali FA Organized Luncheon Opens New Cooperative Era With Sports Ministry
The luncheon started with words of sympathy and mourning for the loss of former Somali president Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed who died in the UAE over night on Friday.
10:04 Mar 24, 2012 PST
Somali UK Community Pledges to Develop Sports in War-torn Somalia
The meeting which was the second of its kind, but the largest ever held outside Somalia attracted about 100 high profile sporting individuals including Somali NOC dignitaries, sports legends, members from the Somali expatriates in UK, journalists, S
06:43 Mar 13, 2012 PST
Somalia Welcomes the Return Of Powerful Football Club 'Jeenyo'
The club's technical director Abdi Hakim Osman Dirie told the participants of the recreation ceremony that the idea of the reestablishment of the old club came from its former players and fans who have been working on how to re-launch it for the pa
06:42 Mar 12, 2012 PST
Jeddah and Somali Community Hold Football Tournament
According Chairman Mohamed Aweys, the Somali community in Jeddah has organized a colorful ceremony where the schedules were announced over the weekend.
08:06 Feb 20, 2012 PST
Somali Basketball Men's Tournament Concludes in Mogadishu
The tournament was highly participated and supported by Somali deputy Prime minister and minister for defense Hussein Arab Esse, the Somali NOC president and other key government ministers
09:04 Feb 19, 2012 PST
Nearly 500 Somalis Complete Courses in Sports and Job Skills
The sporting lessons taken during the courses include football, table tennis, chess and athletics.
05:45 Feb 9, 2012 PST
Somali FA Outlines Regional Development Work Plans
Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab said in a press statement issued in Mogadishu that his federation is scheduled to organize different development courses in the semi-autonomous Somali regional state of Gal-Mudug where at least 80 persons will b
09:44 Feb 7, 2012 PST
ITTF Table Tennis Refereeing Course Concludes in Mogadishu
Somali table Tennis Federation acting president Abdullahi Isse who first addressed at the conclusion ceremony said Somalia had benefited much from this course in terms of tournament organizing and refereeing skills. He said this will help in the pro
17:51 Feb 3, 2012 PST
Somali Table Tennis Referees Attend Training Course
A colorful ceremony to mark the launching of the high level course was held at the Shamow hotel in Mogadishu in the attendance of high profile Somali sporting dignitaries.
14:29 Jan 28, 2012 PST
Somali Militant Islamist Organization al-Shabaab Says UN Office Not Legitimate
Alshabaab says the UN office is part of western attempts to destabilize the country, and prevent real peace, by dividing and conquering, and causing political upheaval.
14:31 Jan 26, 2012 PST
Somali NOC Assesses Sports Development in Central Regions
At the end of three day-long assessment trip by Somali NOC officials there were sporting competitions held for youth teams from south and north of Galkayo in a bid to destroy the green line that divided the city since Somalia fell into anarchy in 19
15:18 Jan 23, 2012 PST
Somalia Holds 3rd Generations for Peace Program
The program was jointly coordinated by Abdi Salam Muse and Feisal Artan, who were trained by the Generations For peace in Jordan just two years ago. The Somali National Olympic committee senior vice president for international relations Duran Ahmed
08:02 Jan 23, 2012 PST
Daimler Cup Concludes in Somalia
Mr. Farah said the three-week sporting competitions assembled school boys from 15 schools in the city of Garwe and surrounding areas that competed in basketball and football events.
06:45 Jan 22, 2012 PST
Alshabaab Confirms Drone Strike Killed Lebanese al Qaeda Member in Somalia
Alshabaab confirms death of an al Qaeda member in Somalia helping them. He was killed in air strike on Saturday.
20:04 Jan 21, 2012 PST
President of Somali Sports Press Association Travels to Austria
Since there are no international flight connections in war-torn Somalia, the president had to travel though neighboring Djibouti, then Paris, and then Munich before he reached the conference site late on Thursday.
13:07 Jan 14, 2012 PST
Djibouti FA Trains Over 40 Future Referees
The president of the Djibouti Football Federation Mr. Hussein Fadoul Dabar successfully concluded the first phase of a training course for new football referees in Djibouti
15:02 Jan 9, 2012 PST
Somalia's 27th Athletics Championship Kicks Off in Mogadishu
Somali National Olympic committee senior vice president and head of international relations Duran Ahmed Farah urged the young athletes to redouble their efforts to try to reach high level in athletics.
06:46 Jan 3, 2012 PST
Djibouti Football Coaches Benefit from CAF Level C Coaching Course
Djibouti Football federation secretary General Ali Kamil Ali said at the closing ceremony that the two week-long course was the second of its kind from CAF to be held for Djibouti's young coaches.
08:02 Jan 2, 2012 PST
Somali NOC Strategy Plan Meeting Ends in Dubai
A meeting which intended to draw the Somali National Olympic committee work plans for 2012-2014 was concluded in Dubai with good decisions taken there according to the Somali NOC senior Vice president for international relations Duran Ahmed Farah.
09:28 Jan 1, 2012 PST
Somali FA Successfully Concludes District Level Football for Peace Tournament
A dozen of other government ministers, parliamentarians and the mayor of Somali Capital also watche the final match.
19:59 Dec 31, 2011 PST
My Boys Will Win The Trophy Says Yaqsshid District Commissioner
As soon as the match ended thousands of jubilant fans carried up the victorious Yaqshid District commissioner Mohyaddin Hassan Jurus wearing in the national team suit after his team defeated WadaJir in penalties on Tuesday afternoon.
14:04 Dec 28, 2011 PST
Senior Somali NOC Official: Death of Football Fans Shocks Somali Sporting Family
The senior vice president and the head of international relations of the Somali National Olympic committee Mr. Duran Ahmed Farah described the sudden death of five Somali Football fans on Tuesday evening as 'the most shocking incident' in recent y
10:47 Dec 28, 2011 PST
Car Accident Kills 5 Somali Football Fans
The tragedy occurred after a lorry carrying over 100 fans all from WadaJir district overturned along the high Maka Al Mukarrama road in the center of Somali capital Mogadishu.
09:55 Dec 27, 2011 PST
Somali FA Lauds for Expatriate Coach's Work in Australia
Late in 2009 the Somali community soccer coach was recognized as the best in the Perth world soccer cup an interesting event which has been held for foreign community football teams in Western Australia since 1977.
09:53 Dec 26, 2011 PST
Wadajir and Yaqshid Teams Compete in Semis for Football for Peace Tournament
Striker Abdishakur Mohamed Osman has scored the first goal for his Yaqshid district team in the 3rd minute of the first half, but Waberi district's Omar Hassan Abdulle has scored in the 30th minute of the match.
13:40 Dec 25, 2011 PST
Djibouti FA Donates Football Equipments to Soccer Clubs
Djibouti football Federation Secretary General Ali Kamil Ali who addressed at the football equipment distribution ceremony said the initiative will build the moral of local football clubs.
20:07 Dec 19, 2011 PST
Mogadishu's War-Ravaged Districts Compete in Football for Peace Tournament
Mayor of Somali Capital and former basketball player Mahmoud Ahmed Nur said Mogadishu youths have regained their lost passion for football. His administration is encouraging the continuation of sporting tournaments.
07:59 Dec 19, 2011 PST
Mogadishu Mayor Meets With Somali Female Basketball Team
Somali National Olympic committee senior vice president Duran Ahmed Farah gave the mayor a detailed information about the hard circumstances under which the female team, chess players and young runners have been undergone.
07:40 Dec 15, 2011 PST
Somali Referee Officiates CECAFA Tusker Challenge Cup Final
It is the first year for Mr. Yeberow, who came from war-ravaged Somalia to serve as a FIFA referee. He got the chance to officiate a final match of the senior challenge cup this time...
12:01 Dec 11, 2011 PST
Participation of Outside Teams 'Sweetens' CECAFA Tournaments
'The end of our competition is tomorrow and we have four teams who reached the semifinal. They are from Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Sudan. They are the best four teams in the region and I really thank them' Musonye noted.
15:29 Dec 10, 2011 PST
Bashir Yusuf Mohamed Appointed Sports Coordinator for Prime Minister's Office
The basketball veteran was appointed in an official statement from Somali Prime minister's office which was issued on December 1st. The news of the appointment was officially released by the Somali sports press association on Friday.
08:16 Dec 10, 2011 PST
Somali President Meets 'Ocean Stars' Football Team
For his part Somali deputy prime minister and minister for defense Hussein Arab Isse said the participation of international matches by the SFF and its young players was a historical achievement for Somalia in accordance with the terrible situation
06:32 Dec 4, 2011 PST
CECAFA Tusker Challenge Cup Day 4: Sudan 1 Ethiopia 1, Uganda 4 Somalia 0
CECAFA Tusker challenge cup Day 4: Sudan 1 Ethiopia 1, Uganda 4 Somalia 0, Malawi 2 Kenya 0
16:54 Nov 28, 2011 PST
Burundi Defeats Somalia in 2011 CECAFA Challenge Cup
Burundi got its 3rd and 4th goals in the middle minutes of the second half. Somalia scored the sole goal from a penalty kick in 93rd minutes.
07:38 Nov 27, 2011 PST
Djibouti FA President's Arrest Shocks CECAFA
Mr. Hussein Fadouol was the supposed challenger of CECAFA presidential election. The election was won by Leodegar Tenga unopposed after Fadoulo was unable to come.
18:48 Nov 25, 2011 PST
Somalia Retains CECAFA Executive Committee Position
President Tenga who also leads Tanzanian football federation was unanimously elected after his supposed challenger the president of Djibouti Football Federation Mr. Hussein Fadoul Dabar failed to come to Tanzania for the election.
09:39 Nov 25, 2011 PST
CECAFA Stresses Power of Football to Fight Malaria
Secretary General Nicholas Musonye has delivered this message at the opening ceremony of a day-long Malaria awareness workshop for CECAFA media which was co-organized by CECAFA and United Against malaria (UAM) one of the body's sponsors.
19:37 Nov 24, 2011 PST
Somali Football Fans Hold Demonstration Against Stadium Occupation
The young demonstrators first convened in front of the Waberi district commissioner's compound and then marched toward Mogadishu Mayor's office where they demanded the stadium to be returned to the people's hands.
19:06 Nov 15, 2011 PST
Qatar Football Federation Launches Campaign to Help Draught-Hit Somalia
Somali Football Federation President Said Mahmoud Nur who watched last night's Brazil-Egypt clash in Doha said in a press statement that his Federation and the whole Somali people were very grateful to the Qatar Football family for their sympathy a
18:22 Nov 15, 2011 PST
Somali NOC Delegation Visits London Olympic Park
A delegation from Somali National Olympic committee on Monday visited the London Olympic Park, the scene where the 2012 world Olympic Games will be held next year.
14:48 Nov 15, 2011 PST
Thousands of Somalis Welcome Country's Football Team to Addis Ababa
Ahmed Ali Hassan a leading figure in the Somali community in Ethiopia told the media that his community was very sorry for the draw game yesterday.
07:34 Nov 14, 2011 PST
Somali-Ethiopia WC Qualifier Clash Ends in a Draw
In Mogadishu streets, thousands of fans have watched while having small radios on their ears listening to what was being broadcasted live from Al-Hajji Hassan Guled Stadium in Djibouti.
07:07 Nov 13, 2011 PST
Ma'mur School Beat Hamar Jajab in Somali Schools' Soccer Tournament
Ma'mur school beat Hamar Jajab in Somali schools' soccer tourney opening match
09:12 Nov 11, 2011 PST
Somali NOC Distributes Food Aid to Former Sports Legends
The Somali National Olympic committee today distributed food aid to at least to 40 former national team members of different sport and as well as old fans. The food aid distribution was carried out by the Somali NOC's Famine relief aid program.
08:19 Nov 10, 2011 PST
SFF Announces Schedules for 2011 Somali Football Tournament
On Monday morning officials from Somali Football Federation, the students' union and schools' principals conducted their last meeting during which the SFF announced the tourney fixtures.
06:46 Nov 8, 2011 PST
Sports Minister's Verbal Attack Against FIFA Angers Somali NOC
The Somali National Olympic committee and Somali football Federation said in a press statement issued on Saturday that they have only known from the media that the minister accused the international sports governing organizations.
05:24 Nov 6, 2011 PST
Somali Athletes Make Progress in Arab Athletics Competition
Young runners from the war-torn east African country have made tangible progress in this week's Arab Athletics competition held in the United Arab Emirates, Somali Athletics Federation revealed here on Sunday.
13:26 Oct 30, 2011 PST
  
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