The 2019 edition of Somali Youth Football League has come to an end with Daaru Tarbiya [DT] youth team winning the youthful football league, which has been a competitive annual youth event in the country since it was first inaugurated in 2016.
DT youth football team accumulated 54 points which was more than enough for them to win the league. Most matches of the competition weere hosted at the FIFA-built National Technical centre on Thursdays and Fridays from 5 May 2019 to 19 November 2019, although the last match was played at the FIFA-refurbished facility Stadium Banadir on Tuesday.
Children aged 15-16 representing 14 youth teams competed in the Domestic Youth Football League. “This competition has a very special priority for us, because it produces young and talented boys for our near future U-17 and U-20 national squads” said Somali Football Federation senior vice president, Ali Abdi Mohamed as he addressed at the conclusion ceremony of the youth league.
“I would like to thank FIFA for all its support that made it possible for us to promote football in the country from grassroots to senior levels” the SFF vice president noted before presenting the trophy to the wining team.
Coaching experts from SFF technical department shortlisted the most talented players from the competition and Somali Football Federation will soon draw a training schedule for the selected boys, according to senior vice president, Ali Abdi Mohamed.
Somali Football Federation Media Department