The American Metro Alliance basketball workforce from Minnesota is in Somaliland for a sequence of friendlies in a tour that sponsors Dahabshiil believes will assist encourage basketball gamers not solely within the nation but in addition within the area.
Metro Alliance, which additionally has gamers of Somali origin dwelling in America, will play Hargeisa’s native authorities workforce and the Ministry of Energy’s workforce, who play within the Somaliland Serie A basketball league within the capital Hargesia.
“The aim of the tournament is to connect local and foreign teams to help nurture talent in the country and by extension the region,” stated firm CEO Abdirashid Duale.
“We have been at the forefront of sponsoring local sports because we believe that our youth should engage in sports and we all know that sports is an international language that connects the youth and the countries together.”
Duale stated Dahabshiil has at all times inspired youth integration and involvement in actions that hold them wholesome and away from social vices like crime and drug dependancy. This, he added, has knowledgeable the corporate’s continued help for sports activities within the Horn of Africa area.
The cash switch firm has beforehand sponsored soccer occasions within the nation, the place the youth inhabitants is 60 %.
“We love the way Dahabshiil has brought Minnesota Somali basketball players together with our brothers in Hargeisa,” stated proficient younger basketball participant, Hamze Saeed. “It is the same model of remittances that holds Somalis together in solidarity from all corners of the world.”
Dahabshiil advertising and marketing supervisor Saad Abdi stated the corporate will proceed to encourage the youth to take up sports activities and can assist proficient children obtain their desires of taking part in at the best stage in sports activities.
“The company has been committed to supporting and empowering the youth through sports over the past two decades, and we will continue to use our position to open opportunities for the youth. This basketball tournament is just one of the ways we use to empower the youth,” Abdi stated.
He stated the basketball event between the US workforce and native golf equipment within the area is considered one of many the corporate will help now and in the long run.