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Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar


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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.
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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.

Somali FA Bans Four Ocean Football Stars Members and Club Leaders

The SFF executive committee praised Safahi FC coach Ali Mohamed Absuge for accomplishing his duties in accordance with the international laws of the game and for respecting local league principles.
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Somali NOC New Headquarters Under Construction

The secretary General said the first phase of the construction will be concluded on the 28thA of August 2013, while the second phase will start then.
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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.
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Sudanese and Rwandan Teams Compete in CECAFA Semifinals

CECAFA: APR to clash Al Merreikh as Vital'O takes on Rayon Sport in CECAFA Semis
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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

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
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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.

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

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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Djibouti Soccer Referees Attend FIFA Training Course

The instructors are conducting the five-day course which is taking place at the National technical centre.
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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
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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.