With the name of "2014 sports and Arts Award", the Somali Olympic Committee's annual award was presented to the vice president of Somali Taekwondo Federation Eng Ahmed Kirish in an exceptionally well organized ceremony at Wish Stadium, in the heart of Somali capital Mogadishu.
"Mr Kirish is not merely the person who designed the first building owned by Somali Olympic Committee and most of sports facilities for Mogadishu’s districts but he is also the vice president of Somali Taekwondo federation, which during his leadership made a huge improvement and won medals at international competitions for the country and we are very grateful to him for everything he has done for Somali sports community for the last twelve months” added the secretary
“This tournament was to prepare the Somali National Team to fight the World Championship in July – Puebla Mexico. We are going to make some correction but the result itself was really good and we are learning more and more. In the world of taekwondo, no one knows Somalia, but we arrive there and we are getting respect from every opponent. We are not easy to beat and we might be the big surprise in July” said the Somali coach Elton de Souza.
The president of Somali Olympic Committee Abdullahi Tarabi who has presented the award to eng Kirish has expressed his gratitude and requested him to continue his involvement for the innovation of Somali sports as a whole and Somali Taekwondo Federation in particular.
On his part the 2014 IOC’s trophy winner has thanked Somali Olympic Committee for recognizing his hard work and presenting this outstanding award.