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Football:Banadir FC leads Somalia’s football league Sports club, one of the strongest football clubs in the country has taken over the leadership of Somalia’s Nation Link Telecom Champion ship after defeating their Heegan FC rivals by 1-0 in a hotly-contested match at the Banadir Stadium on Thursday.

Banadir’s golden goal from a ‘free kick’ shoot was scored by its captain Dadir Amin Ali in the 43rdminute of the 1sthalf of the match which ended in 1-0 in favour of Banadir Sports Club.

Thursday’s match was one of the most zealous matches to be played so far since the league resumed, as Heegan was trying to grip on its lead whilst Banadir was committed to taking over the league leadership according to its manager.

In the early minutes of the second half, both sides launched successive attacks on each other’s goals, but unfortunately none of them happened to score. In the 88thminute of the second half the referee awarded a penalty kick with Heegan’s Jibril Hassan Mohamed.

This could have been the most golden chance for the Somali police-owned club Heegan, if they scored a goal, but unluckily the chance lost and lead Heegan’s fans to leave the stadium as they lost hopes.

In the last minutes of the match, Banadir Sports Club who were committed to tightening their victory, changed tactics by consolidating their defence lines in a bid to protect their opponents from reaching their goal and as a result the 90-minute period it takes to play a football match ended in 1-0 in favour of Banadir Sports club who are now leading the Somali league with 10 points whilst Heegan is in the 2ndplace with 9 points and defending champions Elman FC in the 3rdplace.

According to the schedules of the league, Savana FC who is at the bottom of the competition will encounter Elman on Friday, while Saturday and Sunday will be rest days, with Somali football federation letting local fans a chance to watch international competitions mostly played on Weekends. more on

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