Somalia To Host First International Football in 30 Years

The Somali Football Federation (SFF) has confirmed that its under-20 team will host Eritrea’s under-20’s in a friendly match in Mogadishu on 16 February.

The international friendly game which will be the first to be staged inside Somalia since the 1988 is a positive recipe for recuperating sports sector in the country.

Security concerns mean Somalia have had to play at neutral venues or away from home.

“In the near future we could host a Cecafa (regional) tournament,” said Abdiqani Said Arab the SFF president.

“Now that we have peace that has returned to the country we are happy that finally we shall be hosting an international match after 30 years.”