FIVB Conducts high level coaching course in Somalia.

23 November 2015

Mogadishu-Somalia 20-11-2015- As part of the developmental programs funded by the Olympic Solidarity, Somalia is benefiting from level 1 volleyball coaching course which is being conducted by two of FIVB’s international instructors.


Somali National Olympic Committee has launched the course in the capital Mogadishu on Monday 16th of November. The course will run for 12 days.


The colorful opening ceremony for the high profile course has attracted the attention of top government and Somali NOC officials including: the country’s deputy minister for Youth and Sports, Mr. Osman Aden Dhubow, Somali NOC senior vice president, Mr. Ahmed Abdi Hassan, 2nd vice president of Somali NOC, Ibraahim Shamo  president of Somali Volleyball Federation, Abdulkader Omar Abukar  and his Secretary General, Mohamed Abubakar  Hirei  and key other officials within the NOCSOM family.


 The course is being conducted by George Appaddoo [Mauritius], who is here in the country for his 2nd time and Alamanyu Shoatatak [Ethiopia]. Both instructors received top level reception in Mogadishu upon arrival at the capital’s Aden Abdulle international airport over the weekend.


 During his address at the opening ceremony of the course, Somali NOC acting president, Mr. Ahmed Abdi Hassan, sent his sincere thanks to Olympic Solidarity and the International Olympic Committee as well for helping Somalia get such an important coaching course to be organized in the country.


 “The conflicts that were taking place in our country for the past two decades isolated our sports from the rest of the world, But now, as we have already broken that barrier, we are recovering and we are ready to get back on our feet again” He said.


On his side, the deputy minister of Somali ministry of Youth and Sports, His Excellence Osman Aden Dhubow, thanked the two instructors from FIVB for being in Somalia to help the country’s Volleyball with all their knowledge and experiences.


The deputy minister encouraged the coaches to concentrate on the lecture. “This time we have our brothers came to us to teach you, but bear in mind that in the near future we expect you to fill in the gap so that Somalia will e directors as well.” the deputy minister told the participants.


Course director, Mr. George Appaddoo, gave his speech at the ceremony, expressing his gratitude over the good hospitality they have received from both Somali NOC and the ministry for youth and Sport.


 “As we are in Somalia, we are feeling at home due to the good hospitality that you provided with us. For me it is my second time to come here. I have also come here in 2007 and conducted Volleyball coaching course. I can see the country is now different from the past in all aspects. All the sports including the Volleyball are developing side by side to the other development and the progress taking place on the ground right now He mentioned.


The course director continued to day “This indicates that the country needs more support from the world of sport in order to keep the progress go smoothly and effectively” he noted.


 More than 16 trainees including two women and selected from schools, Universities and from regions are taking part in the course. End to the course the trainees are expected to travel to regions across the country to deliver their knowledge to other Volley ball colleagues in the rest of the country




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