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Somali, Egyptian basketball federations to boost cooperation
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin
Thursday, February 06, 2014
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The Somali Basketball Federation has re-established contact with its Egyptian counterparts as both organizations hope to strengthen ties and improve cooperation.
Somalia’s Basketball Federation Deputy President for Development and Technical Affairs and former National women’s basketball player, Mrs. Hawa Sheik Ahmed Taako, held a lengthy meeting with Egyptian Basketball Federation officials in Cairo.
“During my visit to the Egyptian Basketball Federation headquarters in Cairo last week, I met with the Egyptian Basketball Federation President, Mr. Mr Magdy Abo-frekha; his Deputy, Mr. Mohamed; and Executive Committee member, Mr Khaled El-Koussy . We decided that both nations will have friendly matches in the near future,” Mrs. Hawa Sheik Ahmed Taako said in a press statement on Wednesday.
The Somali Basketball Federation is very hopeful of rebuilding its ties with the rest of the world and hopes to travel abroad for more friendly competitions.
“Before the collapse, Somalia was one of the stronger basketball nations in Africa, but after more than 22 years of setbacks, we now want to revive and regain our lost basketball reputation” Mrs. Hawa Sheik Ahmed Taako said.
The Pan Arab Basketball Federation Secretary General, Mr. Hanafi Abu Dhalha, said that he was very happy with the re-establishment of contact between the Arab League Basketball and the Somali Basketball Federation.
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