Somali soccer veteran to inspect facilities in Eritrea
Posted by shiikha on 31/12/2012 06:18:32

Somali soccer veteran to inspect facilities in Eritrea

Serving as full representative from the Confederation of African Football (CAF), an expert from Somali Football Federation, a former FIFA referee Dr. Hassan Mohamed Mahmoud (Farey) will travel to the Eritrean capital Asmara in a bid to inspect the football facilities in the northeast African country to find out if they are fit for hosting a continental event in the future.


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Serving as full representative from the Confederation of African Football (CAF), an expert from Somali Football Federation, a former FIFA referee Dr. Hassan Mohamed Mahmoud (Farey) will travel to the Eritrean capital Asmara in a bid to inspect the football facilities in the northeast African country to find out if they are fit for hosting a continental event in the future.


Likewise the Somali soccer expert will check the hotels in that country if they are capable of hosting international level officials from the world’s football governing body FIFA or that in Africa CAF.

The Lafole University graduate Dr. Hassan Mohamed Mahmoud who is due to be in Asmara on 6th of January will be accompanied during his inspection duty by high profile Eritrean officials including football Federation secretary General, an official from the ministry of sport in Eritrea, security officer, and architect or grass technician and other officials, according to a circular letter from CAF.

The Somali Football Federation has vehemently lauded for the appointment of its member as a continental football governing body ambassador.

“This appointment shows that Somali Football is really alive both in knowledge and technically and goes with the world of football despite experiencing one of the world’s most notorious civil wars, anti football sentiments and lawlessness for more than two decades” Somali Football Federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab said in a press statement issued here in Mogadishu on Monday.

He said that the war devastated Somalia has also important members at CECAFA committees including: organizing committee chairman Abdi Qani Said Arab, finance manager Amir Abdi Hassan, media officer Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar and referee committee member Dr.Hassan Mohamed Mahmoud.

Born in Mogadishu in 1957, Dr Hassan Mohamed Mahmoud started his career as FIFA referee in 1986 and has been serving as CAF commissioner since 2009. He officiated 30 international, continental and regional competitions including FIFA and Olympic Games qualifying titles.

 

Khabiir Soomaali ah oo loo magacaabay in uu kormeero garoomada K/cagta Eritrea

Isagoo ah wakiil buuxa oo ka socda xiriirka kubada cagta Africa ee CAF ayaa khabiir ka socda xiriirka Kubada cagta Soomaaliya Dr. Xasan Maxamed Maxamuud (Xasan farey) oo horayna u ahaa garsoore heer FIFA waxaa uu u socdaali doonaa dalka ku yaala waqooyi bari ee qaarada Africa Eritrea si uu usoo indha indheeyo garoomada kubada cagta dalkaasi hadii ay gaarsiisan yihiin heer lagu marti gelin karo cayaaraha CAF mustaqbalka.

Sidoo kale waxaa xeel dheerahani uu booqan doonaa hotelada waaweyn ee dalkaasi si loo ogaado in ay gaarsiisan yihiin heer ay marti gelin karaan saraakiisha FIFA iyo CAF iyo wufuuda caalamiga ah ee dalkaa imaan doonta maadaama aan la ogoleyn in saraakiisha FIFA iyo kuwa CAF la dajiyo hotelo heerkoodu uusan ahayn kan ugu sareeya aduunka.

Xasan farey oo kasoo baxay jaamacadii Lafoole ee Soomaaliya bartamihii 80-meeyadii ayaa lagu wadaa in uu gaaro magaalada Asmara 6-da bisha Janaayo ee sanadka cusub, waxaana inta uu socdo kormeerkiisa la shaqeyn doona saraakiil Eritrean ah oo ay ka mid yihiin xoghayaha guud ee xiriirka kubada cagta Eritrea, agaasimaha guud ee wasaarada Isboortiga dalkaasi, sarkaal xaga amaanka ah iyo khabiiro dhanka cows-ka garoomada ah, sida lagu sheegay war kasoo baxay xiriirka kubada cagta Africa ee CAF.

Xiriirka Soomaaliyeed ee kubada cagta ayaa si weyn usoo dhaweeyay magacaabista loo magacaabay masuul ka tirsan SFF in uu noqdo safiir matalaya xiriirka qaarada ee CAF.

“Magacaabistani waxaa ay tusaaleyneysaa in kubada cagta Soomaaliya ay nooshahay lana socoto tan caalamka xag aqooneed iyo xag farsamo intaba inkastoo aanu soo marnay in ka badan 20 sanadood oo ah dagaalo sokeeye, falal ka dhan ah kubada cagta oo ka imaanaya koox diimeedyo iyo fowdo dalka oo dhan hareysay”ayuu yiri xoghayaha guud ee xiriirka Soomaaliyeed ee kubada cagta Cabdi Qani Saciid Carab oo war saxaafadeed soo saaray maanta oo Isniinah.

Waxaa uu sheegay inkastoo dagaalo sokeeye ay halakeeyeen hadana in Soomaaliya ay sidoo kale ururka CECAFA ku leedahay saraakiil muhiim ah oo ay ka mid yihiin: Madaxa tartamada CECAFA Cabdi Qani Saciid Carab, madaxa dhaqaalaha Caamir Cabdi Xasan, madaxa qeybta warfaafinta CECAFA Shaafici Muxuyadiin Abuukar  iyo Xubin guddga garsoorka Dr Xasan Maxamed Maxamuud.

Xasan farey waxaa uu ku dhashay magaalada Muqdsiho sanadkii 1957-kii waxaana uu shaqadiisa garsoorka FIFA bilaabay 1986-kii, isagoo xeer ilaaliye CAF soo ahaa tan iyo sanadkii 2009-kii shaqdaas oo uu wali hayo.

Waxaa Xasan farey uu soo garsooray 30 cayaarood oo caalami ah oo ay ku jiraan kuwo FIFA iyo is reeb reebka cayaaraha Olombikada aduunka, waaxana sanadkan markii ugu horeysay uu u shaqeynayaa isagoo ah safiir buuxa oo ka socda xiriirka kubada cagta Africa ee CAF.


By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar

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