The president was watching the match live from his presidential compound, the Villa Somalia in Mogadishu. Tanzania defeated the blue flag carries 2-0 in Sunday’s final match. In his post-match reaction, the president of the nation said "the boys did a very professional exhibition, represented the nation well and uplifted the dignity of the blue flag”.
"You are strong boys and we are very proud of you. Insha Allah you will receive a high profile national welcome upon your arrival” the president said directing his message to the Ocean Stars youngsters who made a history after they led Somalia to the final of a CECAFA tournament for the first time in the country’s history.
"I congratulate the Somali Football Federation and its coaches for making sure to produce a strong national squad that has been able to storm into the final stage” Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said in his message.
Somali Football Federation president