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Somalia national football team

 

Somalia national football team

Somalia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Ocean Stars
Association Somali Football Federation
Sub-confederation CECAFA
Confederation CAF
Head coach Daniel Seels
Captain Liiban
Home stadium Mogadishu Stadium
FIFA code SOM
FIFA ranking
Current 203 0 (1 October 2015)
Highest 158 (April 1995)
Lowest 206 (November 2014, April 2015 – June 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 204
First international
1951[1]
Biggest win
Somalia 5–2 Mauritania 
(Morocco; August 7, 1985)
Biggest defeat
 North Korea Somalia 14–0
(Indonesia; November 12, 1963)

The Somalia national football team (Arabic: منتخب الصومال لكرة القدم‎), nicknamed The Ocean Stars (Arabic: نجوم المحيط‎), represents Somalia in men's international football. It is controlled by the Somali Football Federation (SFF), and is a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA).

Contents

  • History 1
  • Coaches 2
  • Players 3
    • Current squad 3.1
  • Competitive record 4
    • FIFA World Cup record 4.1
    • Olympic Games record 4.2
    • Africa Cup of Nations Record 4.3
    • All-Africa Games Record 4.4
    • African Nations Championship record 4.5
    • CECAFA Cup record 4.6
    • Arab Nations Cup record 4.7
    • Pan Arab Games record 4.8
    • Minor Tournaments record 4.9
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

The first Somali football teams were established in the 1940s. The competitions were basic in structure, and were associated with the anti-colonial movement. The Somali Youth League (SYL), the nation's first political party, had put together a team of local youth to play against the Italian expatriate teams. The football squad the SYL had assembled, which would later change its name to Bondhere, won the first several competitions. In 1951, the Somali Football Federation (SFF) was founded. The first Somali commissioner for sport was later established in 1958.

Although the Somali national football team took part in preliminary matches, it has never qualified for the final stages of a World Cup. For many years after the outbreak of the civil war in the early 1990s, FIFA-sanctioned games could not be played within the country. Qualifying matches for the Africa Cup of Nations, the Arab Nations Cup and the World Cup were instead contested away from home. However, following the pacification of the capital Mogadishu in 2011, the SFF began preparations for the first major sporting event to be held in years at the Mogadishu Stadium, in December 2012.

Coaches

Name Nat Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Efficiency %
Klaus Ebbighausen 1980
Hussein Abdullah May 1999 Dec 2000 8 0 1 7 6.3%
Awil Ismail Mohamed[2][3] 2004–2005 5 0 1 4 10%
Ali Said Gouled Nov 2001 Dec 2002 7 1 2 4 28.6%
Ali Abdi Farah Oct 2003 Dec 2005 9 1 0 8 11.1%
Daniel Muwathe Oct 2006 Dec 2006 6 0 0 6 0%
Hussein Abdullah Oct 2007 Dec 2007 4 0 0 4 0%
Ali Abdi Farah Sept 2008 Dec 2009 8 2 0 6 25%
Mohamed Farayare Jan 2010 Mar 2010 2 1 0 1 50%
Yousef Adam Oct 2010 Dec 2010 3 0 0 3 0%
Alfred Imonje Oct 2011 – Dec 2011 5 0 1 4 10%
Sam Ssimbwa Dec 2011 – Sept 2015 8 0 0 8 0%
Charles Mbabazi Sept 2015– Present

Players

Current squad

The following 29 players were named in the shortlist for the squad for the 2013 CECAFA Cup on 27 November to 5 December 2013.[4]

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Saa’id Salah Hussein (1987-01-19) 19 January 1987 Heegan FC
1GK Ahmed Abdullahi Moallim Elman FC
2DF Baasi Mohamud Bana (1991-01-29) 29 January 1991 LLPP Jeenyo FC
2DF Adan Hussein Ibrahim (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 Sahafi FC
2DF Yasin Ali Egal (1991-03-01) 1 March 1991 Elman FC
2DF Ahmed Abdulkadir Dayib (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 Heegan FC
2DF Hassan Ali Roble (1991-08-01) 1 August 1991 Elman FC
2DF Shafi’i Abdi Farah Horseed FC
2DF Ahmed Osman Abdulle Heegan FC
2DF Mahad Mohamed Haji (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 Heegan FC
2DF Said Mohamed Sheekh Gaadiidka FC
2DF Hamsa Mohamed Muqtar LLPP Jeenyo FC
2DF Sidi Mohamed Omar Heegan FC
3MF Muhsin Sharif Abdalla Dekedda FC
3MF Hassan Hussein Ibrahim (1993-02-19) 19 February 1993 Elman FC
3MF Mohamed Hassan Ali (1985-11-30) 30 November 1985 Elman FC
3MF Mohamed Abdi Hayow Heegan FC
3MF Mohamed Tahlil Shidane (1990-02-08) 8 February 1990 Banaadir SC
3MF Abdishakur Mahmoud Mohamed Dekedda FC
3MF Hassan Sidow Hilowle Horseed FC
3MF Bile Mohiyadin Burale Saxafi FC
3MF Jabril Hassan Mohammed (1994-01-19) 19 January 1994 Heegan FC
3MF Daud Abdullahi Hassan (1994-04-03) 3 April 1994 LLPP Jeenyo FC
4FW Deeq Abdullahi Nur (1990-06-15) 15 June 1990 Heegan FC
4FW Adil Nur Ali (1990-03-14) 14 March 1990 Banaadir SC
4FW Mahmoud Abdi Nur (1997-09-13) 13 September 1997 LLPP Jeenyo FC
4FW Dadir Amin Ali Banaadir SC
4FW Saleeban Abdi (1992-08-11) 11 August 1992 SO SOEST
4FW Sidi Mohamed Omar LLPP Jeenyo FC

Competitive record

Minor Tournaments record

Minor Tournaments
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1963 GANEFO Group Stage 11th 2 0 0 2 0 23
1969 Friendship Cup Group Stage 6th 2 0 0 2 1 14
Total 0 Titles 4 0 0 4 1 37

See also

References

  1. ^ Hassan, Mohammed Sheik (2008). History of Somali football (1938–2007). Scansom. p. 20. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  2. ^ http://somchess.net/xskcagta-oo-sheegay-in-helitaanka-garoon-heer-caalami-ah-ay-is-badal-ku-yeelan-doonto-tayada-ciyaartoyda-sawirro/somali-fa-technical-director-awil-ismail-mohamed/
  3. ^ http://allafrica.com/stories/200211140004.html
  4. ^ "Somalia name team for CECAFA Challenge Cup". mtnfootball.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

External links

  • Somali Football Federation
  • FIFA – Somalia
  • List of international matches at RSSSF
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