Voice of Sport

Jubilation, hope as Djibouti women’s football league is revived

Former national team goalkeeper and women’s football committee deputy chairwoman Kadan Ali Hassan talked of high hopes that the country’s national football team would soon be available for international competitions


QUARTIER 3 FC won the female soccer league title in Djibouti for the second year running after beating Magasin le Bonheur 3-0 in the deciding match.

The match played at the National Technical Centre was watched by a big audience, including Djibouti Football Federation [FDF] officials and Government representatives.

For the second year running Djibouti women’s football enjoyed a thrilling competition after the revival of the country’s female sport, marking the end of nearly a decade of complete absence.

Committed to revival

National director for the Ministry of Youth and Sport Houssein Kahyeh who talked in the closing ceremony said his Government was happy with the revival of women’s football leagues and was committed to encouraging the right move forward.

A former national team goalkeeper and women’s football committee deputy chairwoman Kadan Ali Hassan added that there were high hopes that the country’s women’s national football team would soon be available for international competitions.

Dozens shortlisted

She praised the FDF President, Souleiman Hassan Waberi, for the constructive idea of resuming women’s involvement.

The FDF President said he believed that women were major human resources for the promotion of football in his country.

“Our technical experts have shortlisted dozens of players from the tournament and we have drawn a special training program to build the country’s national team.” Waberi said.

– Reported by Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar, CECAFA Media Committee Member