Update on Somalia-Eritrea friendly clash

Thursday February 14, 2019 - 19:23:56
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The friendly match between Somalia and Eritrea that was due to be played in Mogadishu this week, has been postponed, Somali Football Federation, confirmed in a press statement on Thursday.


"The match was previously scheduled to take place at the FIFA-refurbished facility Stadium Banadir in Mogadishu on either 16thor 17th of February, but I can now confirm that the much awaited friendly match has been postponed” Somali Football Federation (SFF) director of communication Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar, said in a press statement on Thursday.


"We are waiting to hear from the Eritrean Football Federation to inform us the new date of the arrival of their delegation in Mogadishu” the statement added.



"The president of Somali Football Federation and his Eritrean counterpart are both committed and the final arrangements will soon be completed. The new date for the friendly match will be communicated in due course” SFF communication director, Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar, explained in his statement.


It was in 2016, when Somali Football Federation announced its willingness to reopen the country to the hosting of International football matches after nearly 30 years and the SFF now believes that the time for Somalia to play its home games in Mogadishu has arrived.


"Eritrea is expected to be the first country hosted in Somalia since 1988 and we will then plan to invite some other African countries” SFF communication director said.


Somali Football Federation Media Department

Email:info@somsoccer.com



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