The Somali Football Federation has fully accepted and welcomed the election of Mr. Abdullahi Duale Mohamed as the chairman of the local football committee of the Southern Lower Jubba region.
Mr. Mohamed got 4 votes out of the 5 votes casted in the election to replace former regional football committee chairman Mr. Burhan Mohmoud Hassan who served as an interim leader for a period of one year and democratically left office after finishing his term in office.
His challenger Suleyman Abdi Bedel got only one vote.
Somali Football Federation deputy secretary General Hassan Mohamed Mahmoud witnessed the election that brought in Mr Mohamed and members of his committee and was held in the region’s provincial capital Kismayo on 25th of December 2014.
Somali Football Federation senior vice president Ali Abdi Mohamed said in a press statement on Wednesday that the SFF was fully lauding for the result of the election and praised the regional governmental authorities for their commitment to working with the new football committee.
“After considering the report by our representative at the election which brought together football volunteers from the region’s 5 districts who democratically elected their local football committee, the Somali FA is happy to welcome the election of Chairman Abdullahi Duale Mohamed and his committee” SFF senior vice president Ali Abdi Mohamed said in a statement on Wednesday.
He urged other regions in the country to follow such good example adding that such exercise was part of the SFF’s ‘spread the football’ policy that has so far yielded positive results in many areas.
“I hope the elected officials will redouble their efforts to promote football in the region and SFF is pledging to give more attention to the region which was once well known for its good performance at the country’s regional tournaments just nearly 30 years ago.
SFF praised the region’s former football committee boss Mr. Burhan Mohmoud Hassan for accomplishing a plenty of wok in a very short period he served.
Earlier, the minister for public services of the semiautonomous regional state of Jubba Land, Moalim Mohamed supported the outcome of the election and insisted that his regional state will do its utmost to help the newly elected regional football committee.