Djibouti FA dissolves national team

Djibouti FA dissolves national team

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Jul 21, 2017. 14:30

Latest reports landing at's desk is that the Djibouti Football Federation have decided to dissolve the national team.

Reports indicate that the move is seen as a step towards stopping a string poor results in recent times.

In a statement, the FDF announced that the squad and coaching staff have been disbanded as the focus shifts to promising youngsters.


The Shoremen of the Red Sea are fresh from a 5-1 loss at home to Ethiopia in the first leg of their 2018 African Nations Championship qualifier last Saturday.

"As Team A has no result, we will focus on youth football," said technical director Omar Ali Mohamed to the BBC.

"This is not about money problems. It is the new policy of the federation.

"Maybe we will participate in the next Under-15, Under-17 or Under-20 competitions."

The statement revealed that the decision was necessary due to the never-ending series of bad results of the national team.

Djibouti are ranked 185th in the latest FIFA world rankings and are yet to qualify for any major international tournament.

It is not yet clear whether the move will be effective as of this weekend as they will travel to face the Walia Ibex in the second leg of their CHAN qualifier.

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