Friday August 24, 2018
A few eyebrows were raised when French football club Toulouse
announced that the Brazilian midfielder, Somalia, has joined the Saudi
football team, al-Shabab.
The 29-year-old Somalia, whose real
name is Wergiton do Rosario Calmon, has been playing with Toulouse for
three years before signing a two-year contract with al-Shabab.
For more than a decade, Islamist militant group al-Shabab, which
means youth in Arabic, has been battling the UN-backed government in
Somalia. It has also been behind a string of attacks across East Africa.
Some Twitter users were amused by that juxtaposition: