The Somalia Football Federation (SFF) says it is unaware of a peaceful initiative to be organised in Nairobi alongside this year’s Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya.
The federation’s Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab (pictured) said they were surprised by an announcement by the Football Kenya Federation in this regard.
“It came to us as a surprise when we heard in the media an announcement that a peace meeting regarding Somalia will be held during the regional tournament. We have not been informed about it and we denounce it,” he said in a statement.
“That is something which doesn’t concern Somalia and it is confined to the man who told the media,” emphasised Arab, who is also the chairperson of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations ( Cecafa) organising committee.
The statement said whoever is concerned about helping the peace effort in Somalia through football can contact SFF directly.