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Somalia’s 24th Volleyball Championship Reaches Conclusion

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Even with Mogadishu, the lawless capital of Somalia experiencing daily armed confrontations, the country’s national Volleyball Federation successfully ended the 24th men’s Volleyball Championship on Tuesday afternoon.

The Somali military team Horseed, and its rival of Gasco had a good match in Tuesday’s final game, during which each team was doing its best to win the Somali’s 2010 Volleyball Championship. The final outcome went to the boys of the military club Horseed, who humiliated their Gasco opponents by three to nil.

He said that his federation had worked hard to implement the competition which took place in Mogadishu, a city fenced by civil wars and insecurity. The president added that his federation will arrange a big ceremony to present the cup to the victorious Horseed team.

The president of the Somali Olympic Committee, Aden Hajji Yeberow (popularly know as Wiish) also spoke to the media at the Somali Red Crescent Society Volleyball Stadium where the championship was held. He congratulated the Somali military team on its success.

“I praise the Somali sporting federations which are holding consecutive competitions in such hard circumstances that we are facing in this chaotic country; I am very proud that a good deed has been accomplished here” The Somali NOC president added.

Many sporting dignitaries including the Somali NOC deputy presidents, Abdi Elmi Warsame and Hassan Ahmed Abdi, Somali Handball Federation President, Mohamed Hurshe Hassan, Somali Boxing Federation President, Hajji Mohamed Ahmed Olow, and many other high level sporting individuals attended Tuesday’s final match of Somalia’s 24th Volleyball Championship.

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.

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