With Somalia preparing for its annual FIFA MA refereeing course due in Djibouti early next month, Somali Football Federation education officer Ali Mohamed Ahmed has elaborated the training program schedules in a press statement issued here at the SFF headquarters on Saturday.
The education officer explained that Somali Football Federation had spent a lot of efforts to make sure the implementation of the FIFA level Member association refereeing course for Somalia which is slated in Djibouti for 3-7 March this year.
“Somali Football Federation authorities specially secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab had done all they could to lead Somalia benefit from the annual FIFA MA courses while as we know some countries in the Africa continent were not able to benefit from such courses” SFF education officer Ali Mohamed Ahmed noted in his press statement Saturday.
“We are very grateful to FIFA for its endless support and assistances which prevented football in Somalia from collapsing for more than two decades of widespread unrest, lawlessness and lack of a functioning central government in Somalia” the education officer added in Saturday’s press statement.
The statement said that the FIFA level refereeing course for Somalia will be conducted by FIFA referee instructor Lim Kee Chong assisted by Fitness instructor Boubakar Hanashi, while FIFA referee development officer Ahmed El Shenawi will be administering the 5-day MA refereeing course for Somalia.
Mean while, Somali Football federation referee committee chairman Osman Jama Dira added that SFF officials and some 28 Somali elite soccer referees plus officials from FIFA referee development office in Cairo will be ready in Djibouti on March the 1st in preparations for the course which is due to kick off at the Djibouti FA technical centre on the 3rd of match.
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar
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