Djiboutian FA president, Member of CAF executive committee and CAF referees’ committee chairman, Souleiman Hassan Waberi, has sent his heart-felt condolence to Somalia following the death of SFF executive Osman Jama Diraa.
“It is with sadness that I learned of the death of Osman Diraa, chairman of the referee committee of the Somalia Football federation assassinated in Mogadishu on Thursday night by cowards” Mr. Souleiman Hassan Waberi, said in a condolence message he sent to Somali Football Federation president.
“On behalf of the great family of football and Djibouti FA Executive Committee, on my own behalf and on behalf of CAF referees Committee, I offer my condolences to the Federation and to the family of the deceased, his friends and the great Football family” FDF president said in his message.
“May Allah receive him in his eternal paradise, Amen” he wished.
Somalia stops all football activities for 7 days in mourning
Somali Football Federation headquarters has been closed down for 7 days to mourn for the death of executive committee member Osman Jama Diraa who was killed in the capital on Thursday evening.
During an extraordinary executive committee meeting on Saturday, the decision to close the headquarters was reached. All football related activities will also stop for a period of seven days from Saturday.
“We have lost a great friend and a brother, who has spent much of his life time for the development of the game. The seven days is just a fixed mourning, but he will always be remembered by all of us. His death is a great loss for us” SFF president, Abdiqani Said Arab, said in a statement after the decision to close the headquarters and to stop all football-related activities was taken by the SFF executive committee on Saturday.
Somali Football Federation Media Department