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    Somalia enjoyed a rare football victory

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    Somali Magazine -The champion under-17 national football team of Somalia has returned home after winning the East and Central African (Cecafa) championship at a competition in Addis Abeba, the capital of Ethiopia.

    On Saturday, the teenage Somalis beat their South Sudanese counterparts 3-1 in the final.

    Since the nation’s civil war began in 1991, this is the first time a Somali football team has triumphed in an international match.

    The victory has brought a rare sense of unity to a conflict-ridden nation.

    Upon the team’s arrival in the capital city of Mogadishu, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud greeted them in the presidential palace.

    In a Facebook post, he said, “You are a good example for the other Somali youth to follow for their country and to bring successes like this.”

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