Somali Football Federation vice president for regional
development, Abdullahi Sheik Nor Ahmed, said in a statement on Sunday that a bidding
process for the hosting rights of the inter-state football tournament will be
launched next year.
“In the second quarter of next year, we will launch the
bidding process for the hosting rights of the 2021 edition of the competition
and the winner city will be awarded with rights to host the tournament” Somali
Football Federation vice president for regional development, Abdullahi Sheik
Nor Ahmed, noted.
The officer in charge of football development in regions across
the country, thanked the capital Mogadishu for always being fully available to host
the event since it was launched.
“Soon after we launch the bidding process in the second
quarter of 2021, we will then organize a workshop for authorities from football
associations in federal member states to give them a full knowledge of the
hosting duties and conditions” Somali Football Federation vice president for
regional development, Abdullahi Sheik Nor Ahmed, said in his statement on
He continued “During the workshop we will give the regional
football authorities a full calendar of the tasks ahead such as when they will
have to submit their candidate cities and the final date for the announcement
of the winner city.
In 2017, the southern key port city of Kismayo, the
capital of Jubbaland State, was about to host the competition, but it later
withdrew due to its unpreparedness and the event was automatically taken back
to the capital Mogadishu which was always ready.
Football Federation Media Department