somalia:FIFA president expresses condolence on Jama Diraa passing president, Gianni Infantino, has sent a message of condolence to Somali Football Federation president, following the recent assassination of a key SFF official, Osman Jama Diraa

In memory of Osman Jama Diraa 2017-08-21-

Dear president, please accept my deepest condolences on hearing of the tragic passing away of Osman Jama Diraa, member of the SFF Executive Committee and chairman of the SFF Referees Committee” the world football’s governing body president, said in a message he sent to Somali Football Federation president, Abdiqani Said Arab.


Former FIFA Referee, Osman Jama Diraa has been member of the SFF Executive Committee since 2010. “Thanks to his passion and commitment, he has greatly contributed to the development of the game in Somalia and in Africa” FIFA president, Gianni Infatntino, said in his condolence message.


“On behalf of the members of the international football community, I would be grateful if you could extend our deepest condolences to his family and Ioved ones. We hope that, in some way, our words of support may help bring a Iittle bit of peace and solace in this time of sadness” the condolence letter reads.


Somali Football Federation Media Department

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