Sunday October 18, 2020
The world football’s ruling body FIFA, has awarded a field certificate to Mogadishu Stadium, the home of Ocean Stars, which has been re-launched more than three months ago to end its 16-year long nightmare.
After the recent assessment of the quality of the field of play, FIFA said it was pleased that the installation of the turf has gained FIFA certificate of recognition in line with FIFA Quality Programme for football Turf – FIFA Quality Pro.
Somali Football Federation president, Abdiqani Said Arab, welcomed the development saying that this is the beginning of a process to make the long-awaited dreams come true.
“I am pleased that the field of play of our national stadium has won this prestigious certificate of being fit for the game. The Ocean stars are looking forward to playing their home games in their homeland” the president said adding that in the near future Somalia will have more stadiums that are capable of hosting international competitions.
“The watering system of the stadium has been installed and is fully in operation. Having the watering system in place is indispensable for us especially in hotter months” the president said adding that the cleaning services and all necessities for the maintenance and protection of the stadium have been made available.