FIFA President Expresses Condolence on the Death of Somali Football Referee

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Wednesday August 23, 2017 - 10:20:18 in Latest News by SomaliUpdate Staff Reporter
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    FIFA President Expresses Condolence on the Death of Somali Football Referee

    MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has sent a message of condolence to Somali Football Federation president, following the recent assassination of a key SFF official, Osman Jama Diraa.

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Football referee Osman Jama Diraa (pictured) was shot dead near his home in Mogadishu on August 17th. | Courtesy Photo.
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has sent a message of condolence to Somali Football Federation president, following the recent assassination of a key SFF official, Osman Jama Diraa.
The popular sports referee Diraa was shot dead near his home in Hamar Bile neighborhood in Wardhigley, Mogadishu by unidentified gunmen on Thursday night August 17th. Police said they were investigating the motive of the killing which no group claimed its responsibility so far.
 
"Dear president, please accept my deepest condolences on hearing of the tragic passing away of Osman Jama Diraa, member of the SFF Executive Committee and chairman of the SFF Referees Committee” the world football’s governing body president, said in a message he sent to Somali Football Federation president, Abdiqani Said Arab.
 
"On behalf of the members of the international football community, I would be grateful if you could extend our deepest condolences to his family and Ioved ones. We hope that, in some way, our words of support may help bring a Iittle bit of peace and solace in this time of sadness” the condolence letter reads.
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