Somalia football league is better organized- Adegbenro - oguncitynews


Saturday 29 October 2022

Somalia football league is better organized- Adegbenro

By Yemi Sodeeq -Sportspro News

Coach Rasheed Alani Adegbenro has returned to Nigeria after three seasons in the highly competitive league in Somalia.

In an exclusive interview with Sportspro News Publisher, Bayour Issah in Ilorin, Coach Rasheed described the league as a well organized football league even though the standard may be low in terms of performance index at the level of Confederation cup and Champions league in Africa. 

His club, DEKEDANA Sports Club established in 1973 placed second at the just concluded 2022 soccer season but couldn't participate in the continental engagement because the league was completed late.

ADEGBENRO who is currently on two months break after working so hard for over a year commended the Somali Football Federation for making it compulsory to all the registered club in the country to accommodate and feed the players.

He however lamented the serial killing in the East Africa country which has denied investors and discouraged foreigners to come to Somalia where the population is 100% Muslim.

Adegbenro first club GAADIDKA was almost relegated before he rescued the team back to the Country's top flight outfit.

According  to the highly respected manager, His DEKEDANA SPORTS CLUB based in Mogadishu, the capital City has been performing due to the standard of football administration in the country.

Currently on break after the season that will resume in April 2023, he stressed that most premier league players earned more that 500 dollars with good accommodation and feeding free of charge.

The Ogun state born gaffer who played for Kwara Bombers, Kano pillars,BCC lions FC of Gboko,Yobe Desert Stars and Offa Utd in his active days is now available for any club in Nigeria after obtaining his CAF C license and cognate experience in modern coaching.

Meanwhile, Balikis Aderonke Adegbenro the daughter of Coach Rasheed Adegbenro will be getting married next week.

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