Somaliland national football team

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Somaliland
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationSomaliland Football Association
ConfederationConIFA
Head coachOmar Abdillahi
CaptainAbdirahman Jama
Most capsAbdillahi Nur
Top scorerMohamed Jama (football player)
Home stadiumHargeysa National Stadium
First colours
Second colours
Elo ranking
Current190 Steady (19 November 2018)[1]
Highest187 (2016)
Lowest190 (2018)
First international
 Somaliland 2–2 Sealand 
Biggest win
 Somaliland 5–1 Tamil Eelam 
Biggest defeat
 Somaliland 3–10 Székely Land 
ConIFA World Football Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2016)

The Somaliland national football team is the football team that represents Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as a de facto state. Although Somaliland is a de facto state, it has not yet received international de jure recognition. Somaliland is not a member of FIFA and CAF; it is, instead, an associate member of ConIFA, an association established in 2014 of teams from dependencies, unrecognised states, minorities, stateless peoples, regions and micronations that are not affiliated with FIFA.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

The Somaliland Football Association currently runs a national league which consists of 12 semi-professional clubs sponsored or backed by both public and private organisations.The Association also holds a bi-annual inter-regional football tournament, in which all 13 regions participate in groups stages held across the country, with the final 4 group winners contesting the semi-finals in the capital Hargeisa.

The Somaliland Football Association for the first time in Somaliland’s existence took part in an international tournament in the conifa world cup 2016 hosted by Abkhazia.[5][6] Somaliland was drawn in group D alongside Panjab and Sápmi. Losing both games Somaliland went on to play two further games against fellow runners up, the Chagos Islands and Székely Land. Somaliland went on to finish in 10th overall in the competition.[7]

Following ConIFA's annual conference Somaliland Football Team was invited to compete at the 2016 ConIFA World Football Cup, where it finished tenth out of twelve teams.

Stadium[edit]

Hargeisa football stadium is used a few times.Such as matches against fellow cities like gabiley and berbera,It is now completed the reconstruction.

Coaches[edit]

Name abdinasir jama Nat Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Efficiency %
Omar Abdillahi Somaliland 2014 – Present %

Competition records[edit]

Eligible Players[edit]

Association Officials[edit]

Name Position
Somaliland Ilyas Mohamed Chairman
Somaliland Guiled Adan General Secretary
Somaliland Hassan Abdalla Country Co-ordinator
Somaliland Liban Essa Assistant Manager

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 19 November 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  2. ^ "The Unrecognized - Roads & Kingdoms". roadsandkingdoms.com. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Somaliland | CONIFA". www.conifa.org. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  4. ^ "Somaliland". ConIFA.
  5. ^ "At Outsiders' 'World Cup,' Somaliland Team Sees Way To Give Back". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  6. ^ Pender, Kieran (3 June 2016). "'Listening to our anthem was really emotional': the World Cup for unrecognized states". Retrieved 16 June 2017 – via The Guardian.
  7. ^ "Rankings". conifa.org. Retrieved 16 June 2017.