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Somalia’s oldest stadium gets artificial turf

Banadir Stadium gets artificial turf

FIFA helps Somalia revive its oldest and largest sporting facility in the capital after years of unrest (Photo/Midnimo). The Somali Football Federation (SFF) this week unveiled the first phase of the renovation of Somalia’s oldest and largest football facility. The renovation work is part of a large initiatives by FIFA under its Win In Africa […]


Somali football leagues complete season unmarred by violence

Ankara stadium in Mogadishu

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 […]


Telesom donates $20,000 towards sporting event in Somaliland

Somaliland Sport minister accepts donation from Telesom

Somaliland’s top telecom player Telesom on Monday presented a cheque for US$20,000 towards the upcoming national football tournament in Hargeisa. Presenting the cheque Ali Mohamed Salah “Ajab”, Director of national development, said the company believes the partnership would provide a tremendous boost to community development through sport in the country. He cited that sport is […]


Spain wins again, beating Italy 4-0 at Euro 2012

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas lifts the trophy after the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy. AP.

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas lifts the trophy after the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy. AP. KIEV — Spain trounced Italy 4-0 in the European Championship final on Sunday, retaining its title and extending its reign as the best team in world football. Goals from David Silva and Jordi Alba in the […]


ETHIOPIA: Australia’s LAVA architect lands new soccer stadium

Ethiopia's new stadium in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian football and athletics fans will have a new FIFA and Olympic-standard 60,000 seat stadium in Addis Ababa thanks to a competition winning design combining local identity with new technology. LAVA and Designsport, in collaboration with local Ethiopian firm JDAW, won the international architecture competition for a national stadium and sports village, […]


Somaliland: Youth Integration Cup kicks off in Hargeisa

Sohasco team basketballers in white uniforms seen battling with ball against a determine Asluubta side

Photo: Sohasco players on the offensive against Asluubta during the first day of the game (Somalilandpress) HARGEISA — Somaliland Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Mr. Ali Saeed Raigal, simultaneously inaugurated three-week long football and basketball tournaments this week in the capital intended to promote social integration through sports. The project is funded by Mercy […]


Ivory Coast outclass Ghana to reach last eight

CABINDA, Angola (Somalilandpress) — Ivory Coast became the first team to reach the African Nations Cup quarter-finals after beating Ghana 3-1 with 10 men in Group B on Friday. A Didier Drogba header in the last minute finished off the Black Stars after Gervinho put the Ivorians ahead in the first half and Siaka Tiene […]


Togo footballers shot in ambush

LUANDA (Somalilandpress) — Gunmen have fired on a bus carrying Togo’s football team to the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, wounding players and reportedly killing the driver. The attackers machine-gunned the vehicle after it crossed from the Republic of Congo into Angola’s oil-rich territory of Cabinda. Rebels who have been fighting for the region’s […]