Somalia is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Djibouti to the northwest, Kenya on its southwest, the Gulf of Aden with Yemen on its north, the Indian Ocean at its east, and Ethiopia to the west. Football was introduced to Somalia by the colonial powers around during the early 19 th century. The game was initially played by the Europeans who later introduced it to the indigenous community. Somalia was colonised by the British in the North, Italy in the south and the French controlled the French Somali land which is current nation of Djibouti. The British and Italian protectorates gained their independence and united to form the nation of Somalia .