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Somali Stadium carpet installation completed

Somali Stadium carpet installation completed

“On the behalf of Somali Football Federation I kindly thank to FIFA for implementing this huge development program in Somalia despite of the hard conditions we are experiencing—this was part of the efforts by FIFA president Blatter and his committee who are committed to helping the promotion of football in Somalia in a particular manner” [...]

Kenya bundled out of CHAN qualifiers

Kenya bundled out of CHAN qualifiers

Nairobi (Alshahid)- Kenya soccer team Harambee Stars failed to secure a place in the next round of the The African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier matches after they were held to a barren draw by 10-man Burundi in the return leg match played Sunday at the Nyayo national stadium. Burundi had won the opening match, played [...]

Kenya to face Uganda in the Cecafa Challenge final

Kenya to face Uganda in the Cecafa Challenge final

Kampala (Alshahid)-Uganda Cranes  will take on Kenya’s Harambee Stars in the final tie slated for Cecafa Challenge Cup on Saturday at Namboole  Stadium in Kampala. Harambee Stars beat Zanzibar Heroes 4-2 on post penalties to make the final of this year’s Cecafa Tusker Cup at Namboole on Thursday. Stars showed remarkable resilience twice coming from [...]

Tanzania/Somalia: 2012 Cecafa Tusker Challenge Cup, Day Nine - Teams Brace Themselves for Knock-Outs

Tanzania/Somalia: 2012 Cecafa Tusker Challenge Cup, Day Nine – Teams Brace Themselves for Knock-Outs

QUARTER final pairings were decided on Saturday after enthralling last matches of the pool stages in an extraordinary day of the 2012 Cecafa Tusker Challenge Cup competition. Fixtures of the day were moved to smaller grounds and the excellent surfaces of Lugogo, home of Premier league side KCC [Kampala City Council], and Wankulukuku of another [...]

CECAFA 2012: Sam Ssimbwa appointed Somalia Head Coach

CECAFA 2012: Sam Ssimbwa appointed Somalia Head Coach

SC Victoria’s first team coach Sam Ssimbwa has been named the Somalia national soccer team coach for the upcoming Cecafa Tusker Challenge Cup. According to the club’s website, the former Express Coach has been given the go ahead by his bosses at the club to take up the job for the two weeks tournament that [...]

Somalia line up friendlies

Somalia line up friendlies

Somali intend to play a host of friendlies with local teams in Kampala as they build up to the upcoming Tusker Cecafa Cup. The Ocean Stars, as the national football team are called, have lined up three friendly matches to that effect. According to the Somali assistant communications officer, Ssemugenyi Abdu Sulaiman, the first friendly [...]

Somalia Hit Sudan to Qualify for CAF Junior Second Round

Somalia Hit Sudan to Qualify for CAF Junior Second Round

Somali U-17 football squad beat Sudan 1-0 on Friday in Khartoum to qualify for the next round round of African youth championship. The match was very competitive and each team was committed to winning. Both sides launched successive attacks on the opposite goal, but none of them happened to score during the first half. Somali [...]

Somalia Olympic runner ‘drowns trying to reach Europe’

Somalia Olympic runner ‘drowns trying to reach Europe’

A Somali Olympic athlete has reportedly drowned while attempting to reach Europe on a migrant boat. Runner Samia Yusuf Omar was trying to cross from Libya to Italy in April when the boat she was travelling in sank, according to Italian media. The head of Somalia’s National Olympic Committee confirmed to the BBC that she [...]

First round of ‘support the peace’ soccer tourney ends in Somalia

First round of ‘support the peace’ soccer tourney ends in Somalia

The first phase of a 10-day long futsal for peace tournament which is meant to encourage the stabilization ofSomalia’s lawless capital and create friendship among the war-weary Somali youths has successfully concluded here in Mogadishu on Saturday afternoon. The competition which gathered young boys from 6 districts in the war-devastated capital Mogadishu is being financed by the Somali Youth [...]

Bin Hammam pulls out of FIFA race

Bin Hammam pulls out of FIFA race

Nairobi (Alshahid)-Qatar’s Mohamed bin Hammam ended his campaign to oust Sepp Blatter from the FIFA presidency Sunday, just hours before facing the ethics committee of football’s world governing body over bribery allegations. Bin Hammam, 61, who launched his campaign on an anti-corruption platform and waged a bitter war of words with the long-serving Blatter, said [...]

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