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Ocean Stars goalkeeper Ahmed Mohamed from Somalia passes on

The late Somali national team goalkeeper Ahmed Abdalla, 5th from right in the back row, is pictured with the U-17squad in Khartoum, Sudan on September, 19, 2012. (Photo by Badreldin Ahmed)
by Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar, CECAFA Media Committee

Mogadishu, July 30, 2018 - Former Somali national football team goalkeeper Ahmed Abdalla Moalim Mohamed passed away in Turkey on Saturday, the Somali Football Federation confirms.

Born in Mogadishu on March 8, 1993, the late goalkeeper went to Turkey for medical purposes as he suffered from chronic illness before passing away on Saturday, 28, July 2018.

Somali Football Federation president Abdiqani Said Arab said that the passing of Ahmed Abdalla Moalim Mohamed is a shocking experience for his family, relatives and the entire Somali Football Family members.

“It is with sadness to miss one of Somalia’s young footballers who devoted to their country in such difficult times. I wish him rest in peace and that Allah give him a place in his Paradise,” said Abdiqani Said Arab in a statement.

The late Ahmed Abdalla Moalim Mohamed represented his country Somalia in a number of international football competitions starting from junior level to the senior National team. He represented Somali in nearly 10 international competitions and he played most of his time with the Somali Premier League club of Elman FC, with which he won two Premier League titles and a Super Cup. He was forced to quit his career at an early age over illness that finally took his life.

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