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Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Shafi’i has extensive experience in journalism, international relations, and football management. He is the founder of Somali Sports Press Association, a long-time sports journalist and a member of the International Sports Press Association.

Shafi’i has a Master’s Degree in international Relations obtained at De Montfort University in Leicester and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Multimedia journalism from the University of Northampton. The photo shows Shafi’i in action while at CAF Centre of Excellence in Cameroon.

Abdirizaq Farah Omar AKA Goroje announing his candidacy for Somali FA senior Vice presidency. Photo: Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar

Legendary Tactician Goroje Announces Candidacy For Somali FA senior VP

Legendary coach and football administrator, Abdirizaq Farah Omar AKA Goroje, has announced his bid to run for the position of Somali Football Federation senior vice-presidency in the SFF election due in November this year.
horseed sports club celebrate somali super cup match victory. Photo by Omar Ibrahim Abdisalam.

Horseed SC Whip MCC To Win Somali Super Cup Match, as...

The Somali military-owned Horseed Sports Club humiliated Mogadishu City Club 2-0 to snatch their second major victory in the season as they previously won...
abdirizaq farah omar aka goroje right shakes hands with minister mohamed mahdi photo goroje goalkeeping academy

Goroje Goalkeeping Academy Expands, Trains Goalkeepers in Ethiopia and Somaliland

JIGJIGA - Registered in England with centers in Somalia, Goroje Goalkeeping Academy expanded its activities into neighboring Ethiopia and Somaliland as part of the...
SFF president Abdiqani Said Arab awards the cup. Photo by Omar Ibrahim Abdisalam.

Somalia Preps For PAN African Inter-Schools Championship: SFF President

As the SFF Domestic Youth Football League concluded on Friday, November 19, 2021, SFF president, Abdiqani Said Arab announced that the country is preparing...
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Qatar FA, Generation Amazing and Aurora Join Hands to Launch Youth...

Qatar FA, Generation Amazing and Aurora As the FIFA Arab Cup approaches, Qatar Football Association and Generation Amazing have joined hands with Aurora Training and...
sff officials with government ministers mps and somali football stakeholders. Photo: Omar Ibrahim Abdisalam

Key Minister Urges Govt to Invest in Sport, as Somalia Thanks...

In what has been seen as the most splendid sports gathering in Somalia in recent years, Somalia expressed its appreciation for the co-option of...
sff annual general assembly executive. Photo c/o Omar Ibrahim Abdisalam.

Somali FA AGM Gives Regional Associations Green Light to Host Inter-State...

Somali Football Federation on Wednesday March 31st held its annual general assembly. The delegates discussed and approved a number of schemes pertaining to the...
A trained coach receives her certficate from the SomaliState Minister of Sport His Excellency Mohamed Haji Ibrahim Ali. Photo by Osman Ibrahim

Somali Cycling Federation Trains Coaches for Schools

Somali Cycling Federation on Wednesday, 10 February 2021, concluded a three-day coaching course for 20 physical education teachers from schools in different districts. The training...
Former international Minister Hamza Said Hamza appointed Somali minister for youth and sport. Photo: Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar

Ex International Appointed Somali Minister for Youth and Sport

History has been made in Somalia, as former Ocean Stars defender, Hamza Said Hamza, has been appointed the country's minister for youth and sport,...
duran ahmed farah at nocsom general assembly. Photo by Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar

Somali Sporting Family Cheers as Former NOCSOM Boss Appointed Minister of...

Duran Ahmed Farah, a humanitarian worker and an influential sporting leader who lent a forceful commitment to the development of sport in Somalia, has...
Former CECAFA General Secretary Nicholas Musonye. File Photo CECAFA Media.

Nicholas Musonye Announces Candidacy For Football Kenya Federation Presidency

Former Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) General Secretary, Nicholas Musonye, announced his intention to run for the presidency of Football...
Children of slain journalists line up for financial assistance by Somali female journalists. Photo courtesy SWJF.

Somali Female Journalists Present Cash to Children of Slain Colleagues

Thanks to Somali female journalists for their understanding and thanks to them for doing something great that male Somali journalists have yet been unable...
IFJ Executive committee member and NUSOJ secretary General Omar Faruk Osman Nur addressing at IFJ conference on June 10 2016.

Somali Women’s Media Watchdog Praises Election of NUSOJ Boss to IFJ...

Omar Faruk Osman, recently elected Secretary General of National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and executive committee member of the International Federation of Journalists...
Omar Faruk Osman Secretary General of the National Union of Somali Journalists

Somali Journalists’ Union Boss Escapes Assassination Attempt

The brutal attack comes a day after the NUSOJ boss denounced a controversial media law passed by the Somali parliament on Monday.
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Bana Abdalla Ali Resigns as Africa’s Inter City Basketball Commissioner

The London Underground Engineer announced his resignation in a letter sent to the president of East and Central Africa Inter City Basketball Committee, Mr. Simon Msoffe

Somali Athlete Resumes Training in UK After Leaving War-Torn Homeland

Somali National Olympic Committee Secretary General, Duran Ahmed Farah, and a three-member delegation, visited athletes in a training session at Hillingdon athletic club

Will Crimea Dispute Put The World At Risk of Another War?

Russia threatens to use Nuclear weapons due to what it described as interference by western governments in the dispute between Russia and Ukraine over the ownership of Crimea.
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South African Charity Lends Helping Hands to Orphans and Disabled People

The largest charity in Africa has started a special programme that helps vulnerable people took over two centres that hold hundreds of orphans and street children.

Somali Olympics Founder Urges Government to Foster Peace Through Sports

Mr. Sheegow delivered the call in a high profile meeting with members of the Somali Sporting family under the leadership of Somali NOC Secretary General Duran Ahmed Farah.
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West Midlands Police Commissioner Candidate Vows End to Racism Against Somalis

During a press conference at his office in the city of Birmingham on Wednesday, the candidate said the 21st of August election is very much important for the Somali community to have a beautiful decision on their future and well being.