The hotly-contested game was refereed by a Qatari referee appointed by the Qatari football federation and the Somali team was having the upper hand during the 90 minutes of the match. Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab told the media that his young boys showed good performance which attracted all spectators at the stadium.
The boss of Al-Shahania FC, his team manager, Somali Foot ball Federation secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab, Somalia’s team manager Yahye Mohamed Abokar, Somalia’s once national basketball player Bashir Yusuf Fox and the current coach of Rayaan basketball club in Qatar and many other dignitaries were watching the friendly game.
The first half of the game ended 1-0 with
After the end of the friendly game, the boss of
“The Somali U-17 presented a very good game with high tactics, even though they came from a totally destroyed country where insecurity and prolonged civil wars had fenced for 20 years and the Somali football federation authorities, coaches and the players are all praise worthy for that huge job” Al-Shahania club chairman told secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab after the end of the match.
The U-17 will have its second friendly game against Al-Gharafa Sports club which is
The young shoulders will travel to
According to the International football laws each federation had the right to host one match in its country, but due to the unrest in Somalia, it was not possible for Somali Football Federation to host international matches in the lawless country and as the result the Egyptian football Association and Somali football federation had agreed to hold both matches in two different Egyptian cities.
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