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Somali teens enjoy inaugural league through FIFA support

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Somalia has officially inaugurated the first ever football league for children under the age of 15, following a FIFA assistance program targeted at providing enhanced opportunities for young players. Football has taken a back seat in recent decades due to civil war in the north-east African nation, but now a concerted development focus featuring the More...

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By admin On Sunday, August 14th, 2016
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Somali FA instigates the 3rd phase of regional development scheme in Galkayo

Somali Football Federation has on Saturday launched the 3rd phase of the regional football development program for the semiautonomous Somali state of Galmudug in the city of Galkayo about 750 kilometers north of More...

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By admin On Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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Emotions Mixed for Two-Person Somali Olympic Team

Worldwide coverage of the Rio Olympics’ opening ceremony was dominated by the countries with the biggest teams and those with the most glamorous uniforms. In contrast to the 554 men and women from the U.S. More...

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By admin On Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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Mo Farah on drive, ambition and the childhood in Somalia that mo-tivates him

How did he get to where he is now? Since spectacularly becoming a double gold medallist at the London 2012Olympic Games, Mo Farah’s life has been a whirlwind. Watching him run to glory in the 5,000 and 10,000 More...

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By admin On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Puntland wins Somali Inter-state football tourney

Although they were shocked by an early goal from their opponent’s side, the semiautonomous Somali regional state of puntland clinched a great victory after defeating Jubbaland state rivals 5-3 on penalties to More...

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By admin On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
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Mo Farah eyes double dose of success for Great Britain at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The 33-year-old star is looking to defend his 5,000m and 10,000m titles in Brazil. Farah will be among Britain’s main hopes of success in Rio. London 2012 represented a life-shaping moment in More...

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By admin On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
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THE BRITISH SOMALI PARALYMPIAN GOING FOR MORE THAN GOLD IN RIO

Abdi Jama, pictured during a match at the London 2012 Paralympics on August 30, 2012, wants to win gold in Rio and get more disabled Somalis into sport. PETER MACDIARMID/GETTY IMAGES Paralympian Abdi Jama has two More...

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By admin On Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Somalia shocked by the sudden death of football legend Abdi Ali Sheik

omalia is in a deep grief after the country lost one of its greatest football legends of all times, Abdi Ali Sheik Ahmed, who suddenly died at his home in Mogadishu at 8am on Friday morning, Somali Football Federation More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
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Somalia come of age, as Somali instructors conduct CAF “C” license course

For the first time in history, Somalia has been able to successfully hold its CAF “C” license coaching course, with qualified Somali instructors conducted the course, while previously the African football governing More...

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By admin On Sunday, February 21st, 2016
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Mixed Performance: Kenyans fail to sparkle as Djibouti’s Souleiman and Ethiopia’s Dibaba break records

Kenya’s athletes posted mixed performance in the Globen Galan Indoor Grand Prix meeting in Stockholm on Wednesday. Nicholas Kiplagat was the only Kenyan winner on the night, winning the 800m ‘B’ race in 1:46.93. He More...