Hosts Banadir made a positive start in the second edition of Somalia’s Inter-State football tournament 2017 after shocking Jubbaland 2-1 in the opener match at Stadium Banadir on Friday.
Mohamed Omar Abukar signed the first goal for Banadir region in the 47th minute of the match, becoming the first goal scorer of this year’s edition of the competition, while ten minutes later; striker Nur Iraad Abdullahi doubled making the match 2-0 in favor of his banadir region team.
Abdiweli Abdirahman Mohamed of Banadir scored an own goal in the 75th minute of the match. This had given Jubbaland rivals a little bit of motivation although they were unable to equalize due to Banadir who seemed to have dominated most of the match in the second half preventing their opponents to score.
The Second edition of the Somali Inter-State Football tournament was opened by the prime minister of the federal republic of Somalia Hassan Ali Kheyre, while Somali Minister for youth and sports Honorable Khadija Mohamed Diriye was honored to kick the first ball of the competition.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Hirshabelle State will take on South West State at Stadium Banadir in the second day of the fixtures.