Somalia national football team

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Somalia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Ocean Stars
Association Somali Football Federation
Sub-confederation CECAFA
Confederation CAF
Asst coach hamza jaaweli
Captain Vacant
Home stadium Mogadishu Stadium
FIFA code SOM
FIFA ranking 206 Decrease 2 (9 April 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 102 (April 1995)
Lowest FIFA ranking 206 (November 2014, April 2015)
Elo ranking 203
First colours
Second colours
First international
1951[1]
Biggest win
Somalia Somalia 6-2 Mauritania 
(Morocco; August 7, 1985)
Biggest defeat
 North Korea 14–1 Somalia Somalia
(Indonesia; November 1, 1963)

The Somalia national football team (Arabic: منتخب الصومال لكرة القدم‎), nicknamed The Ocean Stars (Arabic: نجوم المحيط‎), represents Somalia in men's international football. It is controlled by the Somali Football Federation (SFF), and is a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA).

History[edit]

The first Somali football teams were established in the 1940s. The competitions were basic in structure, and were associated with the anti-colonial movement. The Somali Youth League (SYL), the nation's first political party, had put together a team of local youth to play against the Italian expatriate teams. The football squad the SYL had assembled, which would later change its name to Bondhere, won the first several competitions. In 1951, the Somali Football Federation (SFF) was founded. The first Somali commissioner for sport was later established in 1958.

For many years after the outbreak of the civil war in the early 1990s, FIFA-sanctioned games could not be played within the country. Qualifying matches for the Africa Cup of Nations, the Arab Nations Cup and the World Cup were instead contested away from home. However, following the pacification of the capital Mogadishu in 2011, the SFF began preparations for the first major sporting event to be held in years at the Mogadishu Stadium, in December 2012.[2]

Coaches[edit]

Name Nat Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Efficiency %
Hussein Abdullah Somalia May 1999 Dec 2000 8 0 1 7 6.3%
Awil Ismail Mohamed[3][4] Somalia 2004 - 2005 5 0 1 4 10%
Ali Said Gouled Somalia Nov 2001 Dec 2002 7 1 2 4 28.6%
Ali Abdi Farah Somalia Oct 2003 Dec 2005 9 1 0 8 11.1%
Daniel Muwathe Kenya Oct 2006 Dec 2006 6 0 0 6 0%
Hussein Abdullah Somalia Oct 2007 Dec 2007 4 0 0 4 0%
Ali Abdi Farah Somalia Sept 2008 Dec 2009 8 2 0 6 25%
Mohamed Farayare Somalia Jan 2010 Mar 2010 2 1 0 1 50%
Yousef Adam Qatar Oct 2010 Dec 2010 3 0 0 3 0%
Alfred Imonje Kenya Oct 2011 - Dec 2011 5 0 1 4 10%
Sam Ssimbwa Uganda Dec 2011–present

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 29 players were named in the shortlist for the squad for the 2013 CECAFA Cup on 27 November to 5 December 2013.[5]

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Saa’id Salah Hussein (1987-01-19) 19 January 1987 (age 28) Somalia Heegan FC
1GK Ahmed Abdullahi Moallim Somalia Elman FC
2DF Baasi Mohamud Bana (1991-01-29) 29 January 1991 (age 24) Somalia LLPP Jeenyo FC
2DF Adan Hussein Ibrahim (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 20) Somalia Sahafi FC
2DF Yasin Ali Egal (1991-03-01) 1 March 1991 (age 24) Somalia Elman FC
2DF Ahmed Abdulkadir Dayib (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 22) Somalia Heegan FC
2DF Hassan Ali Roble (1991-08-01) 1 August 1991 (age 23) Somalia Elman FC
2DF Shafi’i Abdi Farah Somalia Horseed FC
2DF Ahmed Osman Abdulle Somalia Heegan FC
2DF Mahad Mohamed Haji (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 20) Somalia Heegan FC
2DF Said Mohamed Sheekh Somalia Gaadiidka FC
2DF Hamsa Mohamed Muqtar Somalia LLPP Jeenyo FC
2DF Sidi Mohamed Omar Somalia Heegan FC
3MF Muhsin Sharif Abdalla Somalia Dekedda FC
3MF Hassan Hussein Ibrahim (1993-02-19) 19 February 1993 (age 22) Somalia Elman FC
3MF Mohamed Hassan Ali (1985-11-30) 30 November 1985 (age 29) Somalia Elman FC
3MF Mohamed Abdi Hayow Somalia Heegan FC
3MF Mohamed Tahlil Shidane (1990-02-08) 8 February 1990 (age 25) Somalia Banaadir SC
3MF Abdishakur Mahmoud Mohamed Somalia Dekedda FC
3MF Hassan Sidow Hilowle Somalia Horseed FC
3MF Bile Mohiyadin Burale Somalia Saxafi FC
3MF Jabril Hassan Mohammed (1994-01-19) 19 January 1994 (age 21) Somalia Heegan FC
3MF Daud Abdullahi Hassan (1994-04-03) 3 April 1994 (age 21) Somalia LLPP Jeenyo FC
4FW Deeq Abdullahi Nur (1990-06-15) 15 June 1990 (age 24) Somalia Heegan FC
4FW Adil Nur Ali (1990-03-14) 14 March 1990 (age 25) Somalia Banaadir SC
4FW Mahmoud Abdi Nur (1997-09-13) 13 September 1997 (age 17) Somalia LLPP Jeenyo FC
4FW Dadir Amin Ali Somalia Banaadir SC
4FW Ayub Daud (1990-02-02) 2 February 1990 (age 25) Hungary Budapest Honvéd
4FW Sidi Mohamed Omar Somalia LLPP Jeenyo FC

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

CECAFA Cup[edit]

CECAFA Cup Record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
Uganda 1973 Group Stage 6th 2 0 0 2 2 12
Tanzania 1974 Group Stage 5th 2 0 1 1 2 3
Zambia 1975 Did Not Enter
Zanzibar 1976 Group Stage 7th 3 0 0 3 2 7
Somalia 1977 Group Stage 5th 3 1 1 1 2 2
Malawi 1978 Group Stage 5th 4 0 1 3 3 10
Kenya 1979 Did Not Enter
Sudan 1980 Group Stage 6th 2 0 1 1 1 3
Tanzania 1981 Did Not Enter
Uganda 1982
Kenya 1983 Group Stage 7th 3 0 1 2 3 5
Uganda 1984 Group Stage 5th 3 1 1 1 3 3
Zimbabwe 1985 Did Not Enter
Ethiopia 1987
Malawi 1988
Kenya 1989
Zanzibar 1990
Uganda 1991
Tanzania 1992
Kenya 1994 Group Stage 5th 3 1 0 2 3 8
Uganda 1995 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 15
Sudan 1996 Did Not Enter
Rwanda 1999 Group Stage 12th 2 0 0 2 0 5
Uganda 2000 Group Stage 9th 4 0 1 3 1 11
Rwanda 2001 Group Stage 9th 3 0 1 2 0 6
Tanzania 2002 Group Stage 8th 4 1 0 3 1 4
Sudan 2003 Did Not Enter
Ethiopia 2004 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 0 7
Rwanda 2005 Group Stage 7th 4 1 0 3 6 10
Ethiopia 2006 Group Stage 10th 3 0 0 3 0 8
Tanzania 2007 Group Stage 10th 3 0 0 3 0 6
Uganda 2008 Group Stage 9th 4 1 0 3 1 9
Kenya 2009 Group Stage 10th 3 0 0 3 1 6
Tanzania 2010 Group Stage 12th 3 0 0 3 0 11
Tanzania 2011 Group Stage 12th 3 0 0 3 1 11
Uganda 2012 Group Stage 12th 3 0 0 3 1 13
Kenya 2013 Group Stage 11th 3 0 0 3 0 7
Ethiopia 2014 To Be Determined
Total 24/37 0 Titles 73 6 8 59 34 182

Minor Tournaments[edit]

Minor Tournament Record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
Indonesia 1963 GANEFO Group Stage 11th 2 0 0 2 0 23
Ethiopia 1969 Friendship Cup Group Stage 6th 2 0 0 2 1 14
Total 0 Titles 4 0 0 4 1 37

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