The Somali national U-17 squad has defeated its Kenyan counterpart by 3-1 in the first leg of CAF U-17 qualifying match at the Guled Stadium in Djibouti last Friday.
In the 16th minute of the hotly-contested game, Somalia’s striker Jibril Hassan Mohamed scored the first goal for Somalia which upgraded the moral of Somali squad when all spectators at the stadium stood up and sang the Somali national anthem.
The first half of the game ended with Somalia having the lead. In the start of the second half of the game both teams presented high tactics by attacking each other’s goal, but in the 56th minute of the second half Somalia’s young striker Jibriil scored his second goal for the Somali squad.
A little while after Somalia got the third goal taking the lead of the game by three nil, but in the end Kenyan national U-17 squad got its first goal from free kick, as the game ended 3-1 with Somalia victorious over its Kenyan rivals.
Somalia hosted Kenya in Djibouti as its home, because Somali football federation can not host international matches in the lawless country because of insecurity and long-running civil wars the country has been experiencing since 1991.
Both teams will play their second leg of the qualifying match in Kenyan capital Nairobi on April 24 2010, as scheduled. The 2011 CAF U-17 competition will take place in Rwanda next year.
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