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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.


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.
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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.
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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.

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
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.
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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.
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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
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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.

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.
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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

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.

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.
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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
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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

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.
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Lex Vander Urges FIFA to Give Somalia More Priority Than Ever...

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

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.