Somalia’s Super Cup played outside Mogadishu for the first time in history.

Baidoa, the capital of the South Western Somali State, has had the opportunity to become the first city after the capital Mogadishu that hosted the country’s Super Cup match for the first time in Somali football history. Taking the Super Cup match to Baidoa, was part of SFF president’s policy to spread the game throughout the country.

The City’s Dr. Ayoub Stadium hosted the Somali Super Cup Match on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. Dekedda SC won the trophy after beating their rivals Gaadiidka FC 3-2 in the energetically-contested Super Cup Match. The Super Cup win was the second major victory for Dekedda in this footballing season, as it already won the General Daa’uud Cup, which is the second most enthusiastic sporting competition in Somalia.

“This year we have been able to take the Super Cup Match to Baidoa, the first time it has been played outside the capital. My plans are more and I am hopeful to achieve my goals before the end of my mandate. I want to take the game to all regions in the country so young Somalis can enjoy the game in their respected regions and states” Somali Football Federation president, Ali Abdi Mohamed, said.

“Uncountable number of young Somalis were unable to get access to the beautiful game due to several combined reasons, but now I am saying that the time they would enjoy the game has arrived” SFF president, Ali Abdi Mohamed, emphasized.

Somali Football Federation Media Department