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Olympic sprinter finishes slower than most high school girls, but is still an ‘inspiration’

By   /  August 14, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen World class athletes are not supposed to get props just for their effort. But Somalia’s Maryan Nuh Muse should be that exception. On Saturday morning, she could not keep up with her heat in the first round of the Women’s 400 meters. So behind the rest of her peers, she didn’t stay within the frame of the NBC […]

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Emotions Mixed for Two-Person Somali Olympic Team Harun Maruf

By   /  August 7, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen Flag-bearer Mohamed Daud Mohamed of Somalia leads his contingent during the opening ceremony at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 5, 2016. Worldwide coverage of the Rio Olympics’ opening ceremony was dominated by the countries with the biggest teams and those with the most glamorous uniforms. In contrast to the […]

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A family affair and Somalia’s double bet in Rio 2016

By   /  August 5, 2016  /  Featured, News, Sports  /  No Comments

Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba celebrates after winning a bronze medal in the women’s 5000m final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Listen New stars will be born, new world records set and broken; news outlets will splash their headlines with enticing worlds to give credit to their heroes and heroines while others will see their dreams shattered. Somalia will make headlines if what promises to be a record breaking event for Genzebe Dibaba is anything to […]

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Top Media coverage for Inter-state tourney inaugural edition

By   /  August 3, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen The media coverage for the 2016 Somali Inter-state football tournament has been very high, as local and international media did their best to make a very professional coverage. “I take this opportunity to thank local media and our international friendly media for spending much time and energy to take what we have been doing […]

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SOMALI PRESIDENT: Inter-state football competition was a sign of development

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen The president of the federal republic of Somalia Prof. Hassan Sheik Mahmoud, said that the country’s first Inter-state football tournament has marked an enormous sign of peace and development in the country. Addressing at the conclusion ceremony for the Inter-estate soccer event on Wednesday evening, president Hassan Sheik Mahmoud, said that the maiden football […]

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Djibouti Telecom wins the Djibouti cup

By   /  July 24, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Sports  /  No Comments

Djibouti Telecom celebrates for  their victory after winning Djibouti Cup on Friday PHOTO CECAFA MEDIA

Listen Djibouti telecom football club has won the Djibouti cup to gain their second major football victory of the year after beating Dikhil FC rivals 4-2 in the final match over the weekend. Djibouti Cup is the 2nd major football event in the country after the National league known here as FDF Division One. The […]

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Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud

By   /  July 6, 2016  /  Featured, News, Sports, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud. His father, Jorge Messi, was also given a jail term for defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.5m) between 2007 and 2009. They also face millions of euros in fines for using tax havens in Belize and Uruguay […]

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Somali soccer tournament celebrates unity; works to keep boys from extremists

By   /  March 26, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen That’s how Columbus Crew brand ambassador and former player Frankie Hejduk summed it up as he listened to tournament organizers speak in Somali and then English to welcome all the players and fans who are in town this weekend for four days of games. “We may not speak the same languages, but we do […]

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Football development courses launched in Puntland state

By   /  February 7, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali Football Federation has on Saturday (February, 6) launched three football development courses in the semiautonomous Somali state of Puntland, North east of the country. The courses which are part of SFF’s regional football development scheme through the [Spread the football] initiative, have gathered 85 trainees who are 40 referees, 30 coaches and 15 […]

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Somali Football Federation [SFF] has today announced the fixtures for the country’s National League.

By   /  December 23, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen According to the fixtures released today, the 10-team league will kick off on Monday 28th of December, when Dekedda FC will take on the police side Heegan FC who are the current champions. Somali Football Federation [SFF] Media officer Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar, said in a statement that his federation decided that the competition is […]

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