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Peace match raises hopes in Somali capital

Hopes of peace are arising in Somali capital Mogadishu which witnessed the first ever peace match in more than two decades. The peace match which was mainly intended to encourage calmness in the war-torn city was co-organised by the National Olympic committee of Somalia and the mayor of the capital Mahmoud Ahmed Nur, himself a former basketball player.
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Peace match raises hopes in Somali capital

Somali govt. pledges ‘end to AU troop presence’ at soccer facility

With the Somali Football federation still struggling to get the country’s national facility ‘Stadium Mogadishu’ back into its hands from the AU military occupation, the country’s federal government pledged to end the AU troop presence at stadium Mogadishu. Deputy Minister for sport Bashir Mohamed Jama announced the pledge during a joint visit by the ministry and SFF officials to the site on Monday.


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Somali govt. pledges ‘end to AU troop presence’ at soccer facility

Mo Farah And Wife Tania Criticise School Sport Funding Cuts

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and his wife Tania have criticised the Government over school sport funding cuts and called on the coalition to protect the legacy of the Games.

Mrs Farah, who is helping her husband set up the Mo Farah Foundation, said the cuts, six months after London 2012, were a "huge shame" and "counterproductive".

She criticised cuts to sport at grassroots levels, and said more should be done for sport in state schools, particularly at primary level.


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Mo Farah And Wife Tania Criticise School Sport Funding Cuts

Egypt mans and Kenyan women have secured their places at Afrobasket 2013

After six days of competition in Dar es Salaam, both Kenya and Egypt have secured their places at Afrobasket Women 2013 thanks to successful campaigns in the Africa zone 5 qualifier. A disappointing performance by defending champions Rwanda means they miss out on qualifying for the Afrobasket for the first time since 2005. They had made three consecutive appearances (2007, 2009, 2011).
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Egypt mans and Kenyan women have secured their places at Afrobasket 2013

SOMALIAN HOPE

Salah Abdo fled his war-torn homeland with his family at age three. Now, through hard work and perseverance, he brings his basketball talents to Trinity. On February 9, 1991, a year after the Somali civil war began, Hassan Abdo and 35 family members and friends packed into a motor boat, no larger than 20 by eight feet, to flee the once-peaceful town of Brava...
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SOMALIAN HOPE

AU TROOP PRESENCE AT SOMALI STADIUM POSTPONES REGIONAL TOURNEY

The second edition of Somali regional football tournament for peace and development has failed to start on the scheduled time, due to the continuation of the presence of African Union Peace keepers at the country’s largest facility ‘stadium Mogadishu’ where the tournament was expected to kick off by 28th of December 2012, Somali Football...
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AU TROOP PRESENCE AT SOMALI STADIUM POSTPONES REGIONAL TOURNEY

GUELLEH BATAL WINS D’JIBOUTI SUPPER CUP

Gulleh Batle FC, one of the strongest football clubs in D’jibouti has won the country’s supper cup after walloping the current champions the AS port by 2-1 in a hotly-contested match which attracted the attention of high profile officials including minister of sports Dr Jama Elmi Okieh, Minister of budgets Amarreh Ali Said, Djibouti FA...
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GUELLEH BATAL WINS D’JIBOUTI SUPPER CUP

2012 CECAFA DRAW COMPLETED

Hosts and reigning champions Uganda might have to negotiate some tough games if they are to sail through to the last eight of the 2012 edition of the CECAFA Tusker sponsored tournament. The Cranes were drawn in a strong group at the draw conducted on Monday. Uganda was drawn in Group A in what is easily the group of death in the 36th edition...
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2012 CECAFA DRAW COMPLETED

2013 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS DROW RELEASED

The draw for the 29th edition of Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by South Africa between 19th January and 10th February is out. Ethiopia who are back after a 20-year absence will open their campaign with a match against defending champions Zambia on 21st January at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. Another Group C clash pitting Nigeria and...
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2013 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS DROW RELEASED

OCEAN STARS OFF TO KAMPALA FOR CECAFA CUP

The Somali National football team ‘Ocean stars’ on Friday flew to Kampala where they will participate in this year’s CECAFA senior challenge cup, according to Somali Football Federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab. Mr. Arab told the media that the team was due to travel on Thursday but their trip was postponed due to their plane...
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OCEAN STARS OFF TO KAMPALA FOR CECAFA CUP