Foundation stone of Somali FA’s future headquarters laid down
first building owned by the federation in its whole history. It is being built as the SFF is benefiting from the new development initiatives created by the president of FIFA, Mr. Gianni Infantino, such as the FIFA forward project under which the construction of this headquarters will be funded” president Abdiqani Sadi Arab, told the media on Saturday.
“Somalia was unable to benefit from a number of FIFA development projects for so long and that was due to the insecurity in the country, but now that the situation in Somalia is improving more development projects are coming to us from FIFA”SFF president explained.
“The headquarters will be the home of the entire football family of Somalia. Having more space to work will help the development of football in the country” president Abdiqani Said Arab, said before handing over the microphone to the minister for youth and sport Hon Khadija Mohamed Diriye.
The minister said that the laying down of the foundation stone of the future head quarters of Somali Football Federation was a milestone for the development of football in the country.
“I am happy to announce that in a few months time, Somali Football Federation officials will be working in a building owned by the federation. The era of serving in rented offices will end there. We have donated this portion of land to them because we have witnessed the huge job they have been doing in the country” the minister said.
She commended the world football’s governing body [FIFA] for its continued support and assistance to the Somali Football Federation.
“On behalf of the government of Somalia, I would like to thank and salute FIFA president, Gianni Infantino.” Somalia’s minister for youth and sport, Khadija Mohamed Diriye, told reporters.
Somali Football Federation Media Department