Somalia’s Banadir Football Club wins International Peace Day match

21 Sep 2017

Somalia’s Banadir Football Club wins International Peace Day match

Mogadishu - Banadir Football Club defeated Gaadiidka Football Club 2-1 in a match held at Banadir Stadium in  Mogadishu on Thursday afternoon.

The exciting match was organized by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports to mark the annual International Day of Peace.

The Ministry has been at the forefront of using sports to inculcate a culture of peace among youth. Football is used to mobilize and promote cohesion and teach life skills as one of the most popular sports in Somalia. 

“Today’s match signifies the presence of peace in the country,” noted Federal Minister of Internal Security Mohamed Abukar Islow Duale as he presented the winner’s trophy to Banadir Football Club.

“We have enjoyed the match. It was held in a peaceful environment,” said Federal Minister of Youth and Sports Khadija Mohamed Diriye. Among the spectators at the Peace Day match were Abdirahman Omar Osman, Federal Minister of Information, and Ahmed Omar Islow, Assistant Federal Minister of Youth and Sports.

“Everything depends on peace, and without peace there is no life,” football enthusiast Halimasadia Sheikh Omar ‘Elman’ said after watching the match.

The United Nations established the International Day of Peace in 1981 to strengthen the commitment to  global peace and is celebrated worldwide on 21 September.