Somaliland national team is set to play Kenya’s club side Kenya’s in the first ever international friendly to be played at the Hargeisa National Stadium in three decades.
Sindo Unined, sponsored by The Jefferson Group has been invited by the Somaliland Ministry of Sports courtesy of the country’s embassy in Nairobi as part of its (Somaliland) campaign for international recognition.
Coached by former Kenya international Bonface Ambani, Sindo United arrived in the Somaliland capital Hargeisa on Friday morning to a red carped welcome by official of the Somaliland sports ministry led by sportsminister Boos Mire, Deputy Minister of Foriegn affairs Liban Gahnug, Director of Civil Service Commission Hamse Suldan, Deputy Governor of Marodi-jeh Khadar Barud and the Former Minister of Justice Ahmed Adare.
“This is a special game for us. It is the first ever time we are welcoming and foreign footballing team here and it means a lot to Somaliland,” Sports minister Boos Mire said.
The team held a training session at the Hargeisa National Stadium in the afternoon with coach Ambani saying the game was not about who wins but to build relations between Kenya and Somaliland.