The delegation was warmly received at the airport by the
regional State president Sheik Ahmed Mohamed Islam (Madoobe), members of his
administration and thousands of cheerful football fans.
The president was seen holding up the trophy as he walked in the city showing his thrills and exhilaration that Jubbaland football team won the event after losing in the final in the 2016 inaugural edition.
"It is an honor for me to welcome the team with their trophy here in Kismayo. I would like to thank them for the teamwork and fair play they exercised during the competition” President Ahmed Mohamed Islam said.
"This was the second Inter-State tournament and it is our first time we are winning. Our region is well known for football and I am hopeful that we will continue to win in the years to come” the regional state president added.
The arrival of the trophy created an atmosphere filled with excitements and enthusiasm in Kismayo which witnessed marathon 24-hour celebrations. Several thousand football fans walked through the city as they chanted words of support and appreciation for the trophy won by their team.
Somali Football Federation Media Department