Two killed as blast hits bus carrying football team in southern Somalia

Friday July 30, 2021 - 16:37:20
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Joyous JCCI FC players pictured on Wednesday 28 July 2021 as they finished their training session.
Somali Football Federation is deeply saddened by the killing of one footballer and a driver after a blast hit the bus carrying JCCI Football Club in the southern port city of Kismayo on Friday.

Five other members of the team were wounded in the blast. According to police, an explosive device planted in the team’s bus exploded. "Three of the players who sustained very serious wounds will be flown to Mogadishu for extra medical care” Somali Football Federation executive committee member, Abdisamad Sheik Qasim, who is following their situation said.

The bus was carrying JCCI FC players who were on their way to the Waamo Stadium which was relaunched today after being redeveloped under the FIFA Forward project. Somali Football Federation is sending its heartfelt condolence to the families and relatives of those killed and to the entire football family of Somalia. SFF wishes the wounded players a speedy recovery.

"We call on the federal government of Somalia and the Jubaland regional authorities to investigate this unacceptable and barbaric attack against footballers and suddenly bring the perpetrators to justice” Somali Football Federation said in a statement.

Somali Football Federation Media Department

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