Somali Football Federation (SFF) has denounced a report by a local and unreliable radio website on SFF president Abdiqani Said Arab’s recent trip to FIFA which the SFF termed as a defamatory, unreal and imaginary propaganda.
“The president has recently travelled to Zurich where he attended the meeting of the FIFA organizing committee for competitions. The sole objective for his travel to FIFA was to attend that meeting as he is member of the committee and it is unfortunate that a local radio which is known for its involvement in the violence in the country has published a false report on the president’s trip to Zurich” Somali Football Federation, said in a statement on Tuesday.
“We can confirm that the president was not questioned by FIFA as the so-called local radio website has reported. This radio has been known for taking part in the country’s insecurity and violence instigation and has never reported on any sport in Somalia” the SFF said in the statement.
“The SFF expressed its discontentment with Allafrica.com which doesn’t examine what is right and what is wrong, but instead continues to quote some of the so-called news websites in Somalia” Somali Football Federation said in its statement.
“The media are free to report on what is really taking place, but the principles and the laws of journalism should be applied and the rights of any one shouldn’t be infringed on” Somali Football Federation statement added.
Somali Football Federation Media Department