Published On: Mon, Dec 17th, 2012

Somali football leagues complete season unmarred by violence

The Somali Football Federation (SFF) celebrated on Friday (December 14th) the conclusion of a local league season unmarred by violence, Somalia’s Radio Risaala reported.

“This year was totally different from past years, because we finished our competitions peacefully, while previously we suffered from fierce battles that sometimes halted the tournaments or caused casualties among our fans, players or journalists covering the event,” said SFF Secretary Abdi Qani Said Arab. “But this year we say thank you Allah because we finished all three local leagues with no human casualties during the matches.”

Al-Shabaab has banned football and other sports in territory under its control and has been blamed for attacks on football matches.

The winning teams from SFF divisions B and C were each awarded 40,000,000 shillings ($24,829) in cash prizes at a ceremony in Mogadishu.

SFF President Ali Said Guled Roble praised the progress made by coaches and players in their unusually productive year.

Sabahi Online

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  1. Abdiwahab says:

    looool silly turkish wannabes always enslaved, they would be battered by somaliland in a football match since they dont have any vitamins to help them survive a crunching tackle kkkkkkkkkk

  2. Warsame says:

    They don’t look like a footballers but scavengers

  3. This is a good step towards peace at last. Encouraging and very optimistic for the economy. I hope I see a very viable and sustainable community around the stadium.

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  5. Jon says:

    It's the name of the game- sometimes sports get too competitive. Glad to see they had a good season though. I normally play ultimate frisbee or workout with friends.

  6. kaafi says:

    bantu are pure somali than cabdiarab

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