Somalia in mourning as football legend Hussein Ali Abdulle Passes away

Tuesday May 09, 2017 - 11:43:38
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Late Hussein Ali Abdulle 2nd from Right looks on as former Somali FA President Ali Said Guled Roble LEF gives an interview on May 9 2010
Somali Football legend, a former ocean stars head coach, Hussein Ali Abdulle, has died in Mogadishu on Tuesday Somali Football Federation announced in a statement.

The legend passed away at his home in the capital Mogadishu after midnight on Tuesday. He was 71 years old and had suffered from long illness.

The late Abdulle was one of the country’s most renowned footballers in 1960s and 1970s and represented Somalia in many international football competitions.

"Our football family is in shock and sadness today. I would like to extend my condolence to his family and to the entire Somali football family members. For the past two years we have been closely aware of his situation, he was a beloved one in our football family. We pray for him to rest in peace” SFF president said.

"With the death of Hussein Ali Abdulle, Somalia has missed one of the great men in our football history. He was one of the football veterans who helped to prevent Somalia football from collapsing after the country fell into anarchy in 1991” Somali Football Federation (SFF) president, Abdiqani Said Arab, said in a statement on Tuesday.

"He left behind a full legacy for us. He will always be remembered in our football history” SFF president, Abdiqani Said Arab, noted in his statement. The late legend, Hussein Ali Abdulle, was today laid to rest at the cemeteries in the northeastern outskirts of the capital. The book of condolence was this morning opened at the Somali Football Federation headquarters and was so far signed by hundreds of football family members.

Somali Football Federation Media Department

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