He was the president of the National Commission of Football Arbitrators in Somalia. Osman Jama Dirah, was murdered Thursday in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

After a prayer at the mosque, Osman Jama Dirah was accosted by two individuals who immediately opened fire with guns, according to Anas Ali Mohamud, a former member of the Somali national football team interviewed by VOA .

Mr. Mohamud said he saw the criminals taking off before the arrival of the security forces. They closed the area, but their research was futile.

At the moment, no terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is tantamount to a settlement of accounts.

On the social networks, many Somalis shouted their indignation regretting “such a loss” in the Somali football milieu.