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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.

The winning SWF Futsal team. Photo by Abdul Malik Muhudin.

Somalia Women Futsal Match For Int’l Women’s Day, FIFA Excited

A Somalia Women Futsal Match was held to celebrate International Women's Day. between SWF and SSC women's teams
gift of the givers team. Photo: Yasin Warsame Abdi

Charity Promotes Sport in Somalia: Gift of the Givers Retains Somali...

For the 3rd year running, Gift of the Givers basketball team won Somali Basketball league, after defeating Heegan basketball team 69-51 in the final...
State minister of internal security Mohamed Ali Hagaa addresses security meeting in Mogadishu. Photo Internal Security Ministry

Bold Somali Government Move: Rebuilding Liberated Regions from Al Shabaab Grip...

The Somali government will launch a comprehensive scheme to rebuild infrastructure in regions liberated from Al Shabaab. A resident in El-Dheer town describes the...
Stadium Mogadishu full to capacity during this year's Inter State football tournament. photo by Abdul Malik Muhudin

Somali Football Federation Discontinues Inter-State Tourney After Government Politicizes the Sport

Somali Football Federation on Monday announced that it discontinued the Inter-State football tournament due the minister for youth and sport who has several times...
Khalif Omar and his men cellebrate in Eeldheer after victory over Al shabab

Al Shabaab Reign Ends in Somali Town as Govt Forces End...

No more brutality, fear, restrictive terrorist rule in El-Dheer town, 300km east of Mogadishu after government forces and local freedom fighters freed the town from al Shabab terrorists.
Khadija Mohamed Diriye walks with SFF president walking inside Stadium Eng Yariisow.

Somalia Loses Key Minister, Woman Who Restored Stadium Mogadishu Into Use

Somalia has lost a key minister, the woman who did everything to get the country's national football facility Stadium Mogadishu back into use. Key Minister,...
President Birmade chairs security meeting. Photo: Somali presidential Palace, Villa Somalia.

Birmade To Be Guarded by SNA, First Since 1969

Birmade becomes Somalia's first non-interim democratically elected president guarded by SNA since 1969, last AU soldier to leave Somalia by end next year.
Jeenyo FC at East Africa Community event. Photo by Abdul Malik Muhudin.

Somalia Organize Special Football Event to Celebrate Joining East Africa Community

East Africa Community Seat After more than 10 years of diplomatic process and negotiations, Somalia finally secured its seat in the East Africa Community, becoming...
gift stars team and officials

Somali Women’s Basketball Shines as Gift Stars Finish 3rd in Arab...

Once banned by Al Shabaab terrorists, Somali women's basketball is once again shining and thanks Gift Stars women's team for finishing 3rd place in...
jubilant General Daa'uud Cup winners. Photo: Adnan Mohamed Sharif

Dekedda SC Wins General Daa’uud Cup, as Somalia Shows Solidarity With...

A minute of silence and a prayer session held at the final of Somalia’s General Daa’uud Cup for Morocco earthquake victims and survivors.
SFF AGM. Photo by Adnan Mohamed Sharif.

Somali FA Independent Committees Bring Good Governance At Annual Congress

Somali Football Federation advanced good governance and transparency, at the General Assembly forming several independent committees.
The Saudi Somali Football Associations cooperative pact is good for the sport.

Saudi, Somali Football Associations Sign Cooperative Pact, Saudi to Help Somalia...

The Saudi Arabian Football Association (SAFF) and Somali Football Federation (SFF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help grow the game.
Minister of sport, other ministers, and SFF president pictured with the national U17 team members. Photo: Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar

Farewell Dinner for Ocean Stars Juniors Before Algeria Departure

The Somali Football Federation (SFF) and the Ministry for Youth and Sport hosted a farewell dinner for the Ocean Stars Juniors team ahead of their departure to Algeria for the TOTAL Energies Africa Under 17 Cup of Nations.
Somalia sports minister Mohamed Barre and SFF president Ali Abdi Mohamed in Stadium Mogadishu. Photo: Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar.

Somali Sports Minister Tours Mogadishu Stadium and Sports Village With SFF...

A delegation led by Somali Sports Minister, Mohamed Barre Mohamud, President of the Somali Football Federation (SFF), Ali Abdi Mohamed, and his senior vice...
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...
one goal arabia logo

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...

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