NB: Somaliland is a former British protectorate which has declared itself independent from Somalia in 1991; this independence is not recognised internationally but the Somaliland Football League does organise a football championship. Second Level: Participants include: Afgal (Hargeisa) Somaliland Regions Cup 2003 at Hargeisa stadium (soccer tournament; various other sports, including basketball, were also organised) Played by 6 regional selections. Group 1 [Sep 21] Togdheer 2-1 Sool [Sep 28] Toghdeer 1-1 Hargeisa Togdheer - qualified Hargeisa - qualified Sool - eliminated Group 2 [Sep 22] Sanag abd Sahel [abandoned due to scuffle between players] [date?] Sanag 1-1 Awdal [Sep 27, replay] Sanag 2-2 Sahel Sanag - qualified (aka Sanaag) Sahel - qualified (aka Saaxil) Awdal - eliminated NB: the Sep 27 replay result qualified both Sanag and Sahel, eliminating Awdal; the technical committee annulled the 2-2 result on the evening after the match alleging the match had been arranged, but withdrew that decision the following day, leading to furious protests by Awdal who withdrew. Presumably all matches in this group were drawn but Awdal eliminated on goals scored. Semifinals [Sep 30] Toghdeer 1-1 Sahel [aet, 3-2 pen] [Oct 1] Sanag 1-0 Hargeisa Final [Oct 3] Toghdeer 2-1 Sanag [Muse Osman Yusuf (aka Muuse Cismaan) 28, Fouad Mohammed Hussein (aka Fu’aad Maxamed Xuseen) 80; Saed Mohammed Ahmed (aka Siciid Maxamed Saalax) 36pen] Ramadan Cup 2003 Group A Goodir Docsa Bright Warsame Group B Overiegn Gashaan (aka Gaashaan) laydha Somset Group C Empire S.somali (aka Somali Cosmetics) H.school Tawakal Group D Daahiriga (aka Daahiri) Ambsador (aka Hargeysa Club?) M.S.G. Afgal Results (inferred from http://www.geocities.com/afgal_sport/RamadanCup.html): Daahiri 3-1 Hargeisa MSG 3-1 Afgal
Sources: Afgal Homepage, Toghdeer Online
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