The start of Somalia's 2015 General Da'ud cup has seen a devastating loss for Jamhuuriyo FC when they were handed a 5-0 defeat by Banadir Sports Club in the opening match on Tuesday.
The competition which will last until 20th of December 2015, has gathered 16 clubs which were divided into four groups. Top-ranking Somali military officers, Somali FA executive committee members and club authorities attended the launching ceremony of the competition.
Somali FA secretary General, Hassan Mohamed Mohamud, who addressed at the opening ceremony of the competition, said that his federation has been remembering General Da’ud with a football tourney since after 1972. "This is mainly to honor the late father of Somalia’s armed forces” he said.
"General Da’ud was born in 1924 in the village of Mareeg south east of the country and he died in 1965. Somali FA and the National Army will continue holding the completion” the army commander said adding that the organization of General Da’ud cup has strengthened the already healthy cooperation between the two national institutions.
Somali football Federation Media Department
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