Somali FA Boss Lauds The Reinstatement of Sports Minister Mrs. Khadija

The Somali Football Federation has enthusiastically welcomed the reinstatement of the country’s sports minister Khadija Mohamed Diriye over the weekend.

The President of the Somali Football Federation, Said Mahmoud Nur, said that his federation was very jubilant at the minister’s reinstatement.

“On behalf of the name of Somali Football Federation we are welcoming the move by the Prime Minister to reappoint Mrs. Khadija Mohamed Diriye, the most active and hard-working sports minister in the country” Somali Football Federation president Mr. Said Mahmoud Nur stated.

“I am very grateful to the minister for her past job and I hope that she will maintain such a good sports policy in Somalia” the Somali FA boss added during his Monday’s press conference in Mogadishu.

Mrs. Khadija has been leading the Somali sports ministry since the former minister Suleiman Olad Roble was killed in the December 3rd 2009 suicide attack on a graduation ceremony in Mogadishu, which also engulfed the lives of 25 others including three ministers, three prominent journalists, doctors, students and university professors.

Somalia has been with out a functioning central government for the past two decades during which sports organizations, of which football is the most active, have been representing the lawless horn of the African nation in international sports gatherings.

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.