Somali NOC New Headquarters Under Construction

Somali National Olympic committee officials have visited the under construction new headquarters of the country’s highest sports-governing body. Somali NOC secretary General Duran Ahmed Farah who briefed the media on the construction said this will be the first ever Somali NOC headquarters built in the country.

The visiting officials include: Somali NOC president Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi, his secretary General Duran Ahmed Farah, Somali Boxing Federation President Haji Mohamed Ahmed Olow, former Somali National team footballer Ahmed Nur Hashi, Gal-Mudug Semiautonomous State sports Minister Sadeq Dahir Mire and his regional sports chair Ayanle Dualeh.

Somali NOC officials at the under construction compound

“Since the foundation of Somali National Olympic committee half a century ago we used rented compounds, but this will be the first Somali NOC-owned centre. We are very grateful to the international Olympic committee, the Olympic solidarity and Somalia’s civil service development ministry for helping the implementation of this historic compound,” secretary General Duran Ahmed Farah told the media during their visit to the under construction compound on Wednesday.

The secretary General said the first phase of the construction will be concluded on the 28th of August 2013, while the second phase will start then.

“The implementation of this compound will be one of the biggest ever achievements by Somali National Olympic committee, because we are getting our own place,” Secretary General Duran Ahmed Farah emphasized during the media briefing on Wednesday.

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.