The president semi-autonomous regional state of Puntaland Abdiweli Ali Gas has closed training for 85 managers, coaches and referees from all the region of Puntland state.
The training was facilitated by the Ministry of labour, youth and sports.
The referees, managers and coaches were awarded with their certificates in colourful ceremony held at Classic Stadium in Garowe town in the presence of high profile football officials.
President Gas who addressed at the ceremony said that the talented referees, managers and coaches selected from all parts of Puntland state.
“This training is part of a long term development under the program of talented football officials” he said.
He called on the Somalia Football Federation to distribute resources equally to all the regions to foster football activities in the country.
In his address, Dr. Abdweli said while such initiatives would go a long way in enhancing sporting activities and football, more needs to be done to make the sports competitive in Somalia.