31 July 2012

Somalia: CAF in Shock As U-17 Goalkeeper Is Killed in Mogadishu

Somali National U-17 football squad 1st goalkeeper Abdulkader Dheere Hussein has been killed in Mogadishu by unidentified assailants, the Somali Football Federation (SFF) announced on Thursday.

The young footballer was killed in the Waberi district of Mogadishu after he returned from a training session. "Still we don't know who was behind the brutal killing, but the Somali Football Federation is investigating the matter to find out who was exactly behind the killing of our young footballer" the Somali Football Federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab said in his statement Thursday, July 26th 2012.

The CAF President expresses his deepest condolences and those of the Executive Committee and the entire African football family to the family of the deceased, the Somali Football Association and the people of Somalia.

The Confederation of African Football is determined to promote peace across the African continent among its social responsibility programs, including the "Make Peace Happen" campaign in conjunction with the African Union Commission.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Somali people during this difficult period.

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