Barawa football team

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Barawa
Shirt badge/Association crest
ConfederationConIFA
Head coachAbdikarim Farah
CaptainOmar Sufi
Most capsOmar Sufi (18)
Top scorerKingsley Eshun (8)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Barawa 0–5 Tamil Eelam 
(Sutton, England; 25 August 2016)
Biggest win
 Barawa 4–0 Tamil Eelam 
(Bromley, England; 31 May 2018)
Biggest defeat
 Barawa 0–8 Northern Cyprus 
(Sutton, England; 5 June 2018)
ConIFA World Football Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best result8th, 2018

The Barawa football team is the team representing the Somali diaspora in England. It is named after Barawa, a port town in Somalia. It will host the 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

Barawa Football Association was developed in 2015. Using football as a tool, the aim is to expose the barawanese cultural around the world and actively redevelop football in the south region of Somalia.[4] Barawa was admitted into ConIFA in June 2016. [5]

In June 2017, at the ConIFA meeting held during the 2017 ConIFA European Football Cup, it was announced that the Barawa Football Association had been selected to act as the host for the 2018 World Football Cup. However, under ConIFA's criteria, the "host" is the ConIFA member that heads the organising committee for the tournament, which does not necessarily mean that it needs to be played in the host's territory.[6] Barawa is located in Somalia, but the Barawa FA represents members of the Somali diaspora in England.[7]

World Cup record[edit]

Year Position P W D L F A
ConIFA World Football Cup
Sápmi 2014 Did not Enter
Abkhazia 2016 Did not qualify
Barawa 2018 8th 6 2 0 4 7 22
Total Best: 8th 6 2 0 4 7 22

Fixtures and Results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Squad[edit]

The following players were called up to the final 23 man squad for the 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup. Caps and goals up to date as of 4 June 2018 after the game against  Northern Cyprus.

Head Coach: Barawa Abdikarim Farah

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Calvin King (1993-06-18) 18 June 1993 (age 25) 6 0 Unattached
22 1GK Hafed Al Droubi (1995-03-30) 30 March 1995 (age 24) 2 0 England Chesham United

5 2DF Ayuub Ali (1997-01-06) 6 January 1997 (age 22) 10 0 England Brimsdown
4 2DF Zakaria Bachi (1999-03-24) 24 March 1999 (age 20) 9 0 England Kensington Borough
2 2DF Courtney Austin (1997-11-11) 11 November 1997 (age 21) 8 0 England Southall
18 2DF Said Tahir (1998-06-02) 2 June 1998 (age 20) 8 0 Unattached
3 2DF Tarik Kwon (1999-09-01) 1 September 1999 (age 19) 3 0 Unattached

6 3MF Omar Sufi (captain) (1993-06-16) 16 June 1993 (age 25) 18 0 Unattached
10 3MF Ridwan Hussein (1998-01-06) 6 January 1998 (age 21) 12 3 England Hadley
17 3MF Shaquille Ismail (1999-11-19) 19 November 1999 (age 19) 11 3 England Boreham Wood
15 3MF Gianni Crichlow (1998-05-06) 6 May 1998 (age 20) 5 1 England Hendon
20 3MF Aryan Tajbakhsh (1990-10-27) 27 October 1990 (age 28) 5 1 England Maidstone United
7 3MF Shaun Lucien (1992-03-11) 11 March 1992 (age 27) 4 2 England Hendon
12 3MF Frank Keita (1998-07-15) 15 July 1998 (age 20) 4 0 England Harrow Borough
13 3MF Walid Mahamud Hirsi 4 0 England Kensington Borough
8 3MF Solomon Sambou (1995-12-12) 12 December 1995 (age 23) 3 1 England St Albans City
16 3MF Wadah Ahmidi (1991-07-06) 6 July 1991 (age 27) 3 0 Retired
23 3MF Mohamed Arale (2000-03-10) 10 March 2000 (age 19) 2 0 England Hanworth Villa

14 4FW Jeylani Sufi (1987-05-07) 7 May 1987 (age 31) 13 6 England London Rangers
21 4FW Dahir Ali (2000-09-12) 12 September 2000 (age 18) 12 6 Unattached
9 4FW Simon Noel (1984-10-02) 2 October 1984 (age 34) 7 1 Unattached
19 4FW Mohamed Bettamer (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 26) 4 2 England Barnet

Recent callups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mohamed Sufi (1997-10-14) 14 October 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Kenya Dortmund Youth 2018 ConIFA World Football CupPRE

DF Mahad Mohamed (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 24) 8 2 Unattached 2018 ConIFA World Football CupWD
DF Ahmed Alhad (1997-11-26) 26 November 1997 (age 21) 3 0 England Braintree Town 2018 ConIFA World Football CupPRE
DF Abdi Karim Shidane (1990-04-11) 11 April 1990 (age 29) 3 0 Unattached 2018 ConIFA World Football CupPRE
DF Kamaron Ali (1995-02-20) 20 February 1995 (age 24) 2 0 Unattached 2018 ConIFA World Football CupPRE
DF Abdulkadir Abubakar (1997-11-26) 26 November 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Kenya Dortmund Youth 2018 ConIFA World Football CupPRE
DF Abdulahi Alwashani (1995-04-21) 21 April 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Saudi Arabia Jeddah Stars 2018 ConIFA World Football CupPRE
DF Abdulrahman Alwashani (1998-11-12) 12 November 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Saudi Arabia Jeddah Stars 2018 ConIFA World Football CupPRE

MF Luca Dawrika (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 24) 3 4 Unattached 2018 ConIFA World Football CupWD
MF Jesse Debrah (2000-05-01) 1 May 2000 (age 18) 1 0 England Millwall 2018 ConIFA World Football CupWD
MF Mohammad Mahamud (1999-02-21) 21 February 1999 (age 20) 7 2 England Cockfosters 2018 ConIFA World Football CupPRE
MF Jeylani Muktar (1989-01-30) 30 January 1989 (age 30) 0 0 Kenya Dortmund Youth 2018 ConIFA World Football CupPRE

FW Kingsley Eshun (1999-05-07) 7 May 1999 (age 19) 9 8 England Queens Park Rangers 2018 ConIFA World Football CupWD
FW Odysseus Alfa (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 20) 1 0 England Queens Park Rangers 2018 ConIFA World Football CupWD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barawa FA Joins CONIFA".
  2. ^ "Barawa".
  3. ^ "Security Check Required". www.facebook.com.
  4. ^ "About". Barawa Football Association. Archived from the original on 2017-09-03. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  5. ^ "About". ConIFA. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  6. ^ "World Football Cup Qualification System". ConIFA. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  7. ^ "About". Barawa Football Association. Archived from the original on 2017-09-03. Retrieved 3 September 2017.

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