"It was a family division that lasted for 90 minutes. It was all about football which influenced us in different ways, as my son is a Tottenham fan and I am with Liverpool, the team that I have been supporting since I was a kid” former Somali NOC General Secretary Duran Farah, said.
"My son congratulated me when the final whistle was blown and that is what sportsmanship is all about. I praised my son for displaying sportsmanship in such very painful defeat” Mr. Farah explained.
Mr. Farah who served as a senior Somali National Olympic committee official for three successive terms, said that sport is more than playing games, as it causes a great public influence and enthusiasm.
"Sport is love, fraternity, friendship and peace builder and that is why we had been able to use it as a tool of peace-making in Somalia” said Duran Farah adding that in the war-weary Somalia, sport has been successful in many ways and greatly contributed to Somalia’s peace making process.
Somali Football Federation Media Department