By Goth Mohamed Goth

Hargeisa -Somaliland Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Hon Ali Said Raygal and the Mayor of the city of Hargeisa Mr. Abdurrahman Aideed Solteco flagged off Hargeisa city basketball team at the Egal international airport as they were headed for the East Central and Africa Inter-city Basketball tournament which set to start on Tuesday in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

 During the team’s send off at the Berbera airport the Mayor of Hargeisa strongly advised the members of the basketball team to uphold discipline within their ranks as their conduct will reflect on the image of the country

The Minister of youth, sports and culture Hon Said Raygal addressing the Hargeisa city basketball team said “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our talent and although the team shall be representing the city of Hargeisa their success will comprehend the country as a whole.

These is the second time the Hargeisa City Basketball team is taking part in the regional intercity basketball, this year tournament  has attracted cities of Nairobi, Mombasa from Kenya, Kampala (Uganda), Juba and Citizen (South Sudan) Hargeisa (Somaliland) Garowe which is team formed with Somalia Diasporas, Addis Abba(Ethiopia) and Cairo (Egypt).