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Sports Tournament Opens in Hargeisa

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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The 2013 Somaliland regional sports tournament began Sunday (June 2nd) at the Hargeisa Football Stadium, with Marodi Jeh winning 2 to 1 over Sarar.

Somaliland regional President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo opened the tournament, which will continue through June.

"It is the seventh tournament since 2001. Hargeisa will host it this year, and we want the tournament to be held in a different region each year," said Mohamed Nuh Jibril, director of the sports department in the Somaliland Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

Thirteen regions will compete in football and track and field competitions, while seven regions -- Marodi Jeh, Hawd, Sanaag, Togdheer, Awdal, Gabiley and Sahil -- will compete in basketball, he told Sabahi.

The basketball and track and field competitions began on Monday.

Somaliland Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Ali Said Raygal said he found it exciting that Bhodle, Dad-marer. Badhan and Sarar are competing for the first time.

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