Somali Football Federation announced that the country’s division B football league for the year 2013 will kick off in the capital on the 19th of April, while the Division C league will commence on the 21st of the same month and both leagues will be taking place at the Somali University stadium.
The fixtures of the leagues were announced at a lengthy meeting at the SFF headquarters here in Mogadishu on Sunday. The meeting gathered SFF authorities and club chairmen.
Somali Football Federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab said in a press statement that the country’s football year has almost arrived and the SFF had come to decision to first start the Division B & C leagues while the A level league is expected to follow afterwards.
“These leagues are most important for us and we are gathering our power and efforts on them because the Division B & Division C leagues are part of our youth development program and we hunt our future junior national team members from these competitions” Somali Football Federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab explained in his press statement Sunday.
He noted that the Somali Football Federation spent a plenty of efforts in the participating clubs in a bid to have a professional Division B & C leagues which are more developed than those held in the past years.
“The chairmen of the clubs and their coaches had done everything in their capacity and they really played a key role in the promotion of football in Somalia—on the behalf of SFF I praise them for their tangible moves taken for the development of football in the war-devastated country” Somali Football Federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab said in his press statement Sunday.
He indicated that the clubs made very adequate and huge preparations for the upcoming two leagues and as a result the SFF was very hopeful that the 2013 competitions will be more interesting and competitive adding that the SFF is expecting more talented future national junior team members from the upcoming Division B and Division C football leagues.
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