The president of Somali Football Federation, Abdiqani said Arab and his delegation on Tuesday visited the football for friendship centre in Moscow.
The president together with his senior vice president Ali Abdi Mohamed and deputy secretary general Ali Mohamed Ahmed met with the three Somali young footballers who are representing the country in this year’s Football for Friendship program.
SFF member Yusuf Hussein Moumin, who is at the centre with the boys, briefed the president’s delegation on the situation of the young footballers and the activities they have been involved in since their arrival in Moscow.
The president also chatted with the boys, who expressed their pleasure with being part of the football for friendship program that brought together some 1500 children from around the world.
Abdirahman Mohamud Jama told the president “We have gained experience through the football for friendship program. We will get back home with some knowledge and experience”.
“The football for friendship program has given us more encouragement and has built up our hope for football” one of the boys, Abdullahi Ali Hassan, said. On his side, zakaria Ahmed Mohamed said “We thank Somali football federation for giving us such golden opportunity which has boosted our appetite for the game”.
Each of the boys has been placed in a different team that is doing a particular activity, but the good news is that the team of zakaria Ahmed Mohamed has been able to get through to the semifinal of the F4F competition.
Somali Football Federation delegation to the FIFA congress and the boys who attended the football for friendship program will get back home on Saturday.
Somali Football Federation Media Department