The football fraternity in Somalia is a divided house even over the running of the sport even as the country awaits for the historic visit by FIFA President.
Giovanni Vincenzo “Gianni” Infantino visit will come a few weeks after the controversial election of Abdigani Said Arab to lead the Somalia Football Federation for another four year term in office.
SFF boss Abdiqani Said Arab announced that Gianni will be visiting Mogadishu to assess FIFA projects and football state in the Horn of Africa country that is emerging from decades of civil war.
But not all are excited about this tour that may put Somalia on the footballing world map.
In an interview with Radio Dalsan on Wednesday former SFF official A. Abdale said the federation has to clean up it’s house ahead of Gianni’s arrival.
“SFF is in a mess. The elections were a sham. The visit will damage FIFA’s reputation since it will be endorsing a leadership that was not democratically elected” Abdalu said.