Somalia national bandy team

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Somalia
Association Somali National Bandy Association
General Manager Somalia Mursal Isa
Head coach Sweden Per Fosshaug
Team colors          
First international
Somalia Somalia 1 – 22 Germany Germany
Irkutsk, 27 January 2014
Biggest win
Biggest defeat
Somalia Somalia 1 – 22 Germany Germany
Irkutsk, 27 January 2014
Bandy World Championship
Appearances 2 (first in 2014)

Somalia national bandy team represents Somalia in the Bandy World Championship. It is controlled by the Somali National Bandy Association, which is a member of the Federation of International Bandy. The squad participated in the Bandy World Championship 2014 in Irkutsk, Russia, the first team from Africa to take part in bandy competitions.[1]

Background[edit]

All selected players, except an ice hockey player living in Canada, are Somalian nationals who live in the Swedish town of Borlänge and play for the local club Borlänge Bandy. The team is coached by former Swedish international Per Fosshaug. Somalia national bandy team is financed by the municipality of Borlänge and Somali Olympic Committee. The project was launched in May 2013 and the team will participate at least two World Championship tournaments. This has been reported in media from around the world.[2][3][4]

In the 2014 Bandy World Championships, the Somalia squad played in the Group D of Division B with Germany, Japan, Mongolia, and Ukraine. The tournament was played between January 26 and February 2.[5] In the first game, they lost to Germany 1 to 22, and consequently scored their first WCS goal.[6] They subsequently lost all other games, scoring one more goal against Mongolia, and then one more in play-offs against Ukraine.

Current squad[edit]

Somalian squad at the 2014 World Championship in Irkutsk, Russia, January 26 – February 2, 2014.[7][8]

Pos. Age Name Club
GK 18 Mohamed Ahmed Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
GK 18 Farah Hassan Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
17 Abdi Abdiirahiin Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
19 Warsame Abdisalam Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
16 Osman Salad Abdullahi Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
15 Abdi Ahmed Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
16 Ahmed Ahmed Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
30 Bari Ahmed Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
24 Deeq Abdulle Ahmed Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
16 Warsame Alibashir Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
17 Anwar Hared Canada Aurora Tigers
19 Ahmed Abdi Mohamed Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
18 Ahmed Abdullahi Mohamed Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
19 Abdi Mohamed Mohamud Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
18 Ahmed Sadiiq Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK
Hussein Yoonis Sweden Borlänge-Stora Tuna BK

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Somali team seeking to be masters of ice sport bandy". BBC News. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Somali bandy team get their skates on". Reuters. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "From Somalia via Sweden, With Skates". The Wall Street Journal. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bandy-ing about on the rinks of Sweden". Cannel 4 News, Youtube channel. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  5. ^ 2014 Bandy World Championships Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  6. ^ Video with the first goal
  7. ^ Japan–Somalia Match Report Federation of International Bandy. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Xulka Soomaaliya oo ka geyb Tartanka ciyaaraha koobka Adduunka" (in Somali). Gool FM. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.