Ex-Wanderer Mohamed Omar Earns Spot on Somalia’s National Team

Mohamed Omar, formerly of Halifax Wanderers, now plays in the USL Championship with San Antonio. He has been called up to represent Somalia, marking a potential start to his national team career at 25.

Omar could debut for Somalia against Mozambique or Botswana in upcoming World Cup qualifiers on June 7 and June 10. Since joining San Antonio this season, he has made eight appearances, including a match against Monterey Bay where he faced former Wanderer Morey Doner.

A former MLS SuperDraft pick, Omar spent two seasons with Wanderers, earning 44 appearances and showing his prowess in midfield. He was named an assistant captain in his final season with the team.

Known for his leadership skills, Omar previously captained Notre Dame before being drafted by Colorado Rapids. Halifax Wanderers, his former club, are currently struggling at the bottom of the table in their sixth season.

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