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Ali Abdi replaces suspended Said Arab as Somalia Football Federation President

Said Arab was dismissed on Monday during an Extra-Ordinary Congress that was held in the capital Mogadishu because of alleged violation of the statutes and power abuse.

David GOMBE

Ali Abdi Mohamed (Ali Shiine) has replaced Said Arab Abdiqani as the Somalia Football Federation President.

The development was confirmed at the extra ordinary congress that was held on 31st January, 2022 with the participation of all members of the Federation.

Said Arab was dismissed on Monday during an Extra-Ordinary Congress that was held in the capital Mogadishu because of alleged violation of the statutes and power abuse.

The matter about the dismissal of Said Arab was put to vote, while the members also agreed that the First Vice President of SFF, Mohamed Ali Abdi will be in-charge till the end of 2022 untill the next elections.

Abdiqani was re-elected unopposed in July 2018 and his mandate was to run until the end of 2022. He was first elected in 2014 after almost a decade as Secretary General.

Dismissed Said Arab Abdiqani with FIFA President Gianni Infantino

Mohamed who was serving as the First Vice President will now take over as Somalia Football Federation boss until the next election.

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