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Football: Somalia begins use of referee communication technology

Somalia has made a progress as soccer referees have been seen using the wireless referee communication system at the start of the 2016-2017 Somali National football league.

This is the first time in history, that the new technology has been exercised during football competitions in the country.

Football fans in Somalia see the arrival of the new technology in the country as a huge advancement which will help ‘sweeten’ soccer competitions in Somalia.
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Aisha Mohamed Mahmoud, who is one of the football-loving women in Somalia said “I always asked myself when Somalia will have such wireless communication system which is more helpful for the referees and also helps
the smooth going of the matches. Now I am very happy because I see the system being practiced during the national league and I hope Somalia will soon make other key developments” she said when reached for comment on the
development.

The African football’s governing body [CAF] has donated two sets of the sophisticated referee communication system to Somali Football Federation, whose president Abdiqani Said Arab was very happy with the new approach in his country.

The Somalia FA Boss, Abdiqani Said Arab, commended the Confederation of African Football for making possible one of his long-existed dreams. “I take this opportunity to thank CAF for donating us this sophisticated equipment which is very important for the betterment of our competitions” Somali Football Federation refreepresident, Abdiqani Said Arab” said in a press
statement on Monday.

By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar
Member of CECAFA Media Committee

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