Somali NOC Regional Representative Praises Football Association Election

Mohamed Muse Abdi Jabroos, the representative of the Somali Olympic Committee for the zone four southern regions, has been enthusiastically lauded for his recent work with the Somali Football Federation Election Congress, which ended successfully.

In an emailed press statement, Mr. Jabroos said that he was happy with how democratically the election took place and extended his sincerest congratulations to the President-Elect, his Executive Committee Members and the entire staff of the Somali Football Federation.

Mohamed Muse Abdi Jabroos
Mohamed Muse Abdi Jabroos

“On behalf of the southern regions of Lower Jubba, Middle Jubba and Lower Shabelle, I praise the historical steps taken by the Somali Football Federation which added members from these regions into its executive board, and already extended football activities throughout the entire Somali region – this is a big achievement that has never been made in Somalia before,” he said.

“I Pray to Allah, to help the Somali Football Federation succeed in accomplishing the very huge duty it has embraced, and I call on other sporting federations in Somalia to take such steps so that they too can spread their activities throughout the Somali regions like the SFF has done” Somali NOC’s representative for southern regions said in his emailed statement on Thursday.

For the past several days, congratulatory letters from FIFA, CAF, CECAFA, the National Olympic Committee of Somalia and Somali sporting individuals were pouring into the Somali Football Federation secretariat desk. All praised how democratically the election was managed.

Although, the lawless country is experiencing one of the most dangerous times it has ever faced, Somali football seems to be recovering from years of setbacks with the SFF having formed earlier in the year, three categories of national teams for the first time in Somalia’s football history.

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.