Football in Somalia

Football in Somalia
Country Somalia
Governing body Somali Football Federation
National team(s) national football team
Club competitions
International competitions

Football in Somalia is run by the Somali Football Federation.[1] The association administers the national football team, as well as the Premier League.[2] Football is the most popular sport in Somalia.

In 2010, the Mire Aware Stadium in Garowe hosted the Somali National Football Tournament, the first nationwide football competition held since 1987. Organized by the autonomous Puntland administration in conjunction with the Somali Football Federation, the tournament also marked the first time that the event was held outside Mogadishu.[3]

League system

Level League(s)/Division(s)
1 Heerka Koowaad
10 clubs
2 Heerka Labaad
8 clubs
3 Heerka Saddexaad
8 clubs


  1. "Somali Football Federation (SFF)". CAF. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  2. CAF (1988). Confédération Africaine de Football: 1957-1987. The Confederation. p. 21.
  3. "Mogadishu team wins Somalia football cup held in Puntland". Garowe Online. 31 December 2010. Archived from the original on 17 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
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