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Confederation of African Football: December 18, 2014 - In a hotly-contested match on Friday, 12 December 2014, that attracted tens of thousands of fans from various destinations across the country, Jeenyo United beat rivals Banadir Sports Club 5-4 in penalties after a 2-2 draw in regulation time.
Somali Football Federation president Abdiqani Said Arab who addressed at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Super Cup match thanked sponsors, Hormuud Telecom for taking the decision to encourage football promotion in the country.
“Football is now booming in Somalia and it gives me a great pleasure to see Hormuud Telecom having full involvement in football and on the behalf of Somali Football Federation I am fully lauding for such constructive decision by Hormuud Telecom,” SFF President Abdiqani Said Arab told the media during his speech.
The President said that the role played by local media in covering Somali Football activities in the country and the greater cooperation they developed with SFF media department were hugely appreciated.
The supper cup trophy was the second major success for Jeenyo United since they rejoined into Somali football platform early in 2014. So far the club won the country’s General Da’ud Cup this year.
The super cup is always contested by the league winners and the winners of General Da’ud cup. Banadir Sports Club’s young player Ga’al Farah was named best player of the one-off match.
Founded in 1948, Jeenyo United FC disappeared in the aftermath of the collapse of Somalia in 1991, but they were revived in March 2012, several weeks before the death of former Somali FA president Said Mahmoud Nur, who on March 11, 2012 welcomed the old club into the field of football after more than two decades of absence