CECAFA Condemns Somali U-17 Killing in Mogadishu

CECAFA today condemned the Somali U-17 killing in Mogadishu.

The council of east and central Africa football associations (CECAFA) has vehemently condemned the recent killing of Somalia’s U 17 first choice goalkeeper Abdulkader Dheere Hussein by unidentified assailants 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.

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“This is another sad moment for Somali Football Federation CECAFA takes this opportunity to condole with you (Somalia) and the family of the young footballer. We hope you will do thorough investigations to arrest the culprits,” Secretary General Nicholas Musonye said in his condolence message he sent to Somali football federation on Friday morning.

The killing of the young footballer was a great blow to Somalia who is under preparations for the CAF U-17 championship qualifying matches against Sudan on 17th and 21st of September this year.

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.