Somaliland national football team
|Association||Somaliland Football Association|
|Head coach||Omar Abdillahi|
|Most caps||Abdillahi Nur|
|Top scorer||Mohamed Jama|
|Home stadium||Hargeisa Stadium|
|Current||189 1 (9 February 2020)|
|Somaliland 2–2 Sealand|
|Somaliland 5–1 Tamil Eelam|
|Somaliland 3–10 Székely Land|
|ConIFA World Football Cup|
|Appearances||1 (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 and regions that are not affiliated with FIFA.
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. 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.
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.
Hargeysa National Stadium is the home of the national team.
|Fuad Abdillahi Isse||2012 – 2015||%|
|Omar Abdillahi||2015 – ?||%|
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Abdirisaq Mohamed Jama||Maroodi Jeeh|
|13||GK||Abdiqani Saleban Aynan||Hawd|
|25||GK||Mohamed Ahmed Hashi||Sanaag|
|2||DF||Abdifatah Osman Hussein||Maroodi Jeeh|
|3||DF||Abdisamad Ibrahim Miigane||Awdal|
|4||DF||Ibrahim Said Dahir||Awdal|
|5||DF||Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamoud||Saaxil|
|19||DF||Abdirisaq Hassan Jama||Togdheer|
|18||DF||Abdirahman Jama Musa||Gabiley|
|6||MF||Abdikarin Mohamed Hersi||Maroodi Jeeh|
|8||MF||Hamse Ahmed Abdillahi||Hawd|
|14||MF||Muhiyadin Duale Diriye||Awdal|
|15||MF||Jama Abdillahi Awad||Saaxil|
|16||MF||Farhan Mohamed Ahmed||Togdheer|
|7||MF||Abdisalan Farah Jama||Sool|
|21||MF||Omar Ali Osman||Gabiley|
|23||MF||Sakariye Ali Egeh||Gabiley|
|24||FW||Abdiriyad Bashir Abdi||Maroodi Jeeh|
|12||FW||Mohamoud Abdi Hassan||Maroodi Jeeh|
|9||FW||Sharma'arke Fu'ad Ali||Maroodi Jeeh|
|10||FW||Haibe Good Hurre||Hawd|
|11||FW||Awil Mohamed Elmi||Hawd|
|26||FW||Liban Mohamed Ahmed||Awdal|
|17||FW||Ahmed Abdi Osman||Sool|
|20||FW||Ibrahim Abdirahman Salah||Sanaag|
|22||FW||Guleid Hassan Muhumed||Gabiley|
|Guiled Adan||Chief Operating Officer|
|Idris Mohamed||General Secretary|
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