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Mo Farah wins 10,000m at Athletics European Championships 2014

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen Mo Farah had to battle to win back his European 10,000m title as his fellow Briton Andy Vernon snatched a fine silver. Farah, ill or injured for much of the summer, came good in his second track race of the season to match his team-mate Jo Pavey’s distance gold. In a slow race a […]

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Somali Judo Federation elects New Executive board

By   /  August 11, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen In its election congress held here in Mogadishu on Friday, 8th of August 2014, the Somali Judo Federation stakeholders elected a new executive board which will govern the country’s Judo for the next four years. The federation which hasn’t achieved more both in and outside the country for the past several years due to […]

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Can sports radio help unify war-torn Somalia?

By   /  August 9, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen Like other terrorist organizations, Al-Shabaab does not appreciate the unifying powers of sport. The militant jihadist group banned soccer while occupying Mogadishu, where it spent years fighting government forces. Shortly after its expulsion from the city in the summer of 2011, Gool FM was spawned—giving Somalia its first and only sports radio station. Before […]

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Somalis find new option on airwaves: sports radio

By   /  August 9, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen For decades Somalia’s airwaves have been filled by radio stations broadcasting news of the country’s long-running violence or troubled clan politics. But now Somalis can listen to a dedicated sports radio station. Gool FM airs sports only, no politics. The station’s managers believe an increase in sports coverage can promote peace and boost economic […]

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Somali Shebab journalist ‘killer’ arrested, govt says

By   /  August 9, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen A Somali journalist accused of killing colleagues and working for the Al-Qaeda linked Shebab has been arrested in Kenya and will be extradited to Mogadishu, Somalia’s information minister said on Saturday. A series of journalists have been killed in recent years in Somalia, one of the most dangerous countries in the world to work […]

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Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam: Candidates for 2015 Intercity tourney hosting

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen Two historic cities Nairobi (Kenya) and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) are the sole candidates for the hosting of the 2015 Intercity Basketball tournament, Engineer Bana Abdalla Ali chairman of marketing and media commission of the Intercity committee revealed here in a press statement on Wednesday. Chairman of Intercity committee media and marketing commission Engineer […]

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Nearly 30 new Somali soccer referees end training course

By   /  August 3, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali football federation (SFF) has awarded certificates to a total of 27 newly-trained referees who have successfully completed a 6 month-long training course, as part of the new CAF programming referees initiative. The course ran from January to June 2014, but the new referees had under gone their examinations this week and were provided […]

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CECAFA issues Kagame club cup fixtures

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen As latest preparations are under way in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda which will host this year’s Kagame club cup, the regional Africa football governing body on Tuesday released the fixtures of the continent’s oldest competition. A total of 14 clubs have already geared up for the competition which will be played at two […]

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CAF Mourns for the passing of Somalian Legend

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen President of the confederation of African football (CAF) Issa Hayatou has expressed his condolence to the people of Somalia and the East African Football community following the death of Somalia’s first national team captain Mohamed Qalaf Aden Shangole. The Somali Football Federation announced on Tuesday the death of Aden Shangole in Mogadishu. “I received […]

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Ocean stars’ first captain falls sick

By   /  July 4, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

Mohamed Qalaf Aden Shangole, the first captain of Somali National team kicks the first ball of the inter schools football tournament on May 3 2014

Listen Somalia’s first ever National football squad captain Mohamed Qalaf Aden Shangole has been admitted to Mogadishu hospital after he fell sick at his home town of Jowhar about 90 kilometres north of the capital Mogadishu. The old star became unconscious and was rushed to the capital for medication on Wednesday where he is currently […]

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