Somalia is ranked 204 in the latest FIFA rankings, not bad from a nation that is struggling to rejuvenate her football.

The Ocean Stars as they are generally referred to, would take on Eritrea’s Under 20 selection in a friendly encounter on the 16th February 2019, as recently confirmed by the Somali football Federation..

The game would be played in Mogadishu bringing to an end over 30 years of life without international Football.

Impacts of long lasting wars placed the country in this difficult position but Football officials in the country are now keen to give the country a new beginning.

This is coming at a time when the AFCON has been increased to 24 nation’s.Though Somalia wouldn’t make the 2019 Football Jamboree in Egypt, they have a chance to start preparing for Cameroon 2021, and there is no better way to do it other than invest in their youths teams (U20).

Somalia’s highest FIFA ranking was recorded in 1995, when they were ranked 158th in the world.
If the country is ever going to get back to it’s best then this moves are the right moves.

Giovanni Wanneh.