Former Somali National football squad member Mohamed Jibriil popularly known as Jurru is showing good
symptoms of recovery after he was admitted to a hospital in the capital
Mogadishu due to neurological disorders several days ago.
The former footballer who is
now in his 80s was hospitalized on Tuesday 25th of March because of neurological
problems that left his left hand and leg paralysed, but after medication the
old player showed signs of good recovery and was now able to walk.
“Mohamed Jibril is currently
an outpatient and we are very hopeful that he will gain full recovery soon” Dr,
Abdirahman Said Aden told Somali Football Federation Senior vice president Ali
Abdi Mohamed who is in charge of the SFF for keeping up with the situation of
the ailing former Ocean stars member.
Dr. Aden said that the nerve
cells and muscles of the left part of Jiriil’s body were showing symptoms of
deep degeneration when he was admitted to the hospital, but his situation was
becoming better and better day by day until he finally started walking.
The SFF senior vice president
Mr. Ali Abdi Mohamed thanked Dr. Aden, his nurses and all hospital staff
members for the high profile medical care they extended to the former National
team member since he was admitted to the hospital several days ago.
“I know you have made everything
possible to prevent the old player from becoming disabled—I see he has a little
bit recovered from the impairment as he started walking and as well as using
his hands to eat or drink without help” The senior vice president told doctors
during his visit to the ailing former Ocean stars member on Saturday.
The ailing Mohamed Jibriil
Jurru was one of Somalia’s most renowned national football squad members from
1964 until he retired in 1972.
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar
CECAFA Media Committee member