The president of the northeastern Somali State of Puntland Dr. Said Abdullahi Deni has laid down the foundation stone for the new football Stadium in Boosaaso on Saturday, 6th of April.
Somali Football Federation (SFF) vice president for regional development, Abdullahi Sheik Nor, who accompanied president Deni in the foundation stone-laying ceremony told the media that the construction of the new stadium is expected to play a key role in the development of football in the region in and mainly in the city which is the most populated city and the commercial capital of the Puntland State of Somalia.
“The president of Puntland is a football-loving individual and with the help from him, I am sure we can do a lot to develop football in Somalia and particularly in the Puntland State” said SFF vice president for regional development Abdullahi Sheik Nor, who thanked East Africa University in Boosaaso for donating that piece of land where the facility is now being constructed.
On his side, the president of Puntland Dr. Said Abdullahi Deni, said it was a great pleasure for him to lay down the foundation stone for Boosaaso city stadium adding that his administration is committed to football which he said is a game he loves more than any other sport.
“My love for football dates back to the years of my childhood and in my capacity as the president of Puntland, I am announcing that my administration is committed to supporting the country’s football” said the president of the Puntland State of Somalia, Dr. Said Abdullahi Deni, as he laid down the foundation stone for the new stadium on Saturday.
President Said Abdullahi Deni was elected as the president of Puntland on 8th of January 2019 and the construction of the new Boosaaso stadium is seen as a big step taken towards the development of football in the northeasternmost region of the country.
Meanwhile, the president of Somali Football Federation, Abdiqani said Arab is scheduled to visit the Puntland State by the end of the month where SFF boss and his deputy for regional development Abdullahi Sheik Nor, will meet with the president of Puntland to discuss with him on several development programs for the region.
Somali Football Federation Media Department