After years of militant and military control, the Somali national stadium in Mogadishu will return to a place for sports. The national stadium was a base for the Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab before it was taken over by troops of the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in 2011. AMISOM forces have used the stadium as an operating base ever since until the handover ceremony in 2018 where The Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo lauded the handover as a sign of the country's long reconstruction efforts.
In 2019 the Somali Football Federation contacted Domo Sports Grass with the request to restore the national stadium to its glory. The Somali Football Federation was looking for an exceptional artificial grass product and had put wear resistance and excellent resilience forward as important requirements. These requirements matched perfectly with our Domo Duraforce XT, a certified FIFA Quality Pro system, and in October 2019 the offer of Domo Sports Grass was accepted.
The past 3 months, Domo Sports Grass has been very busy renovating the football pitch of the National Stadium of Somalia in Mogadishu. The constructions works started on the 23rd of January 2020 and were finished on the 10th of April 2020.
Read more about the reopening of the stadium here.
Hereafter some pictures of before, during and after the works: