Somali Football Federation has disclosed the schedule for the 2018 edition of the General Da’ud Cup, the second most-watched sport competition in
Somalia. This year’s event will kick off on the 4th of October when Jeenyo FC will take on the national Army Side, Horseed Sports Club.
According to the fixtures, all matches will take place in the afternoons,Monday to Friday and two matches will be played each day. The FIFA-rebuilt facility Stadium Banadir and the National Technical Centre stadium are the host venues for the tournament matches.
The football event brings together some 16 national level football clubs which are the top eight sides of each of the Somali Premier League and the
Division One football league.
General Da’ud Cup is an annual football event in Somalia which is held in the memory of General Da’ud Abdulle Hersi, the founder of Somali National
Army, a renowned army general who is regarded in Somalia as the father of the country’s armed forces.
The Late father of Somali National Army, General Da’ud Abdulle Hersi died in 1965, but Somali Football Federation has been organizing the General
Da’ud Cup since 1972, as a memorial service for the renowned Army general.
The competition is supported by the Army Chief of Staff. Somali Football Federation president, Abdiqani Said Arab, commended the National Army Command for its commitment to continue supporting the prestigious football competition.
Somali Football Federation Media Department