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FIFA extends condolence to Somalia following the death of Legend Shangole

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The president of the world’s football governing body (FIFA) Mr. Joseph S. Blatter has written to Somali Football Federation President Ali Said Guled Roble to deliver his condolence to the entire Somali people and in particularly to the football family of Somalia over the loss of the Ocean Stars’ first ever captain Mohamed Qalaf Aden Shangole.

The Legend died at Mogadishu hospital on Tuesday morning several days after he fell sick.

“It is with profound sadness that I write to you today, having learned of the passing of Somalian Football Legend Mohamed Qalaf Aden Shangole, Somalia’s first national team captain and a leading football figure in your country” President Blatter said in his condolence letter.

“On behalf of FIFA and the international football community, I wish to extend our deepest condolence to Mr. Shangole’s family, friends and loved ones” the condolence letter carried.

“Please let them know that we stand by their side and wish them strength at this difficult time. We hope that in some way, our words of support may help bring a little bit of peace and solace in this time of sadness” FIFA President Joseph S Blatter said in his message sent to Somali Football

Federation president through the SFF media department.