Somali Horseed Military Team Wins Futsal for Peace Competition

The Somali military team (Horseed) has won the two week-long Futsal for peace competition which was concluded today at the Hamar Jajab district stadium.

Eight 1st division teams took part in the competition.The Somali military team (Horseed) defeated its Olympic Fitness Centre rivals by 2 goals to nothing.


Among the high profile sports dignitaries who were watching the final match include: Somali Football Federation president Said Mahmoud Nur, Somali NOC executive committee member Hajji Mohamed Ahmed Olow, Futsal committee chairman Bashir Mahmoud Gesey, Somali Women’s association secretary for sports affairs Deqo Abdullahi Mahmoud and Somali Football Federation member Ali Abdi Mohamed.

Somali Football Federation President Said Mahmoud Nur who delivered a short speech at the cup presentation ceremony held at the stadium after the end of the match. He congratulated the Somali military team on the success it approached during the tournament.


“I wish you a developed sport and victory in your future games,” Hajji Mohamed Ahmed Olow told the Horseed team members as he was presenting the cup to its captain.

“On behalf of Somali Women, I am very much happy with the sports development activities on going in the country and I tell you with a loud voice that we will take our role in developing the country’s sports,” the Somali women’s association representative told the gathering.


“Women are the first teachers of every human being and taking advantage from our influence in the community we are encouraging the youths to be very vigilant from taking up arms or falling into other kinds of crimes and instead be sports addicts” Deqo Abdullahi Mahmoud told a gathering most of them youths after the end of the country’s Futsal for peace tournament.


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.