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Somalia may field strongest team ever - Jan 18, 2013

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Faisal Aden
If all the chosen players make it to Dar es Salaam for the Zone V African Basketball Championship-qualifiers, coach Cumar Barajab may has a good chance to surprise some of the teams that are participating in this event next week.

Faisal Aden (193-G-89, college: Washington St.), who recently played in the D-League after finishing up his college basketball-career at Washington State, should be the go-to-guy on Somalia's roster.
Others like Osman Olol (205-F-88) (Coppin State and currently in Canada at St. Mary's), Abdi Faras (203) (Barstow Community College) or Munye Sufi (Ohio State-Marion) played college-ball in the US and with the addition of Netherlands-based Hoessein Addow (205-F-70, agency: R.H.Consultancy), the team does not lack height at all in the paint. The most experienced player is certainly Yusuf Qaafow (190-G-87), who played several seasons in the NBL, Australia's highest basketball level. Seattle-based Tabid Mohamed, the Canadian-trio of Osman Mohamed, Liban Hassan and Husein Mahdi rounding up the picture.   

Somalian National Team 2017 - 1 month ago
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Abdi Faras
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Keravnos ink Mohamed Abukar - 9 months ago
Keravnos Strovolou (Division A) signed 31-year old Somalian ex-international forward Mohamed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego State, agency: Two Points). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Abukar played last season at Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague. He managed to play in three leagues last year. In 22 SuperLeague games he had 13   [read more]

Sigal Prishtina lands Mohamed Abukar - 2 Years ago
Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) tabbed 30-year old Somalian ex-international forward Mohamed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego State, agency: Two Points). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Abukar played most recently at Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano in Japanese BJ League. In 45 games he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.6apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Ment...   [read more]

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