THE LOVE FOR BASKETBALL THRIVES ON IN MOGADISHU



STORY: THE LOVE FOR BASKETBALL THRIVES ON IN MOGADISHU
DURATION: 4:00
SOURCE: AU/UN IST
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LANGUAGE: SOMALI / NATURAL SOUND
DATELINE: MARCH 14, 2015, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

SHOTLIST

1. Wide shot, Basketball fans go through security check at the Wiish Stadium entrance
2. Close up, Wiish Stadium signage
3. Wide shot, Basketball fans go through security check at the Wiish Stadium entrance
4. Wide shot, Wiish Stadium
5. Close up, Basketball rim
6. Wide shot, Basketball fans seated
7. Med shot, Basketball fans watching the game
8. Med shot, Game tip off
9. Wide shot, Basketball player driving before making the shot
10. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Abdullahi Nur Mohamed, Chairman Somalia Basketball Federation:
“After seeing the improved security in the city and the urge by the players to play the game, we organized this tournament at night. This tournament is about to end and tonight Heegan is playing against Horseed which are two teams from the police and military. This tournament will conclude end of this month.”
11. Wide shot, Basketball player making a pass
12. Med shot, players on the bench watching the game
13. Close up, players on the bench watching the game
14. SOUNDBITE (Somali), Yasin Ahmed Mahamud, guard, Heegan basketball player:
“I never thought such a huge crowd of people will come to watch this game played at night. This shows the people love sports. They never used to get an opportunity to watch games before and that is why they have filled up the stadium to come and watch us play.”
15. Wide shot, Basketball player walks of the court after being substituted
16. Close up, Score board
17. SOUNDBITE (Somali), Qali Abdullahi, Bondere resident supporting Horseed:
“I support Horseed because they play well and they are also organized. The peace in Mogadishu is improving every other day and I hope it will get better and bring more happiness, peace, prosperity and victory in the future,”
18. Wide shot, Basketball fans watching the game
19. Med shot, Basketball fans watching the game
20. Wide shot, Player making a free throw
21. SOUNDBITE (Somali),Mahamud Ahmed Mahamud, Heegan fan:
“Sport plays an integral part in the security of the country and if it is played at night it attracts more people. These people you see came from Madina, Yaqshid and Dharkenley. They have been attracted by the good game played at night and they are ready to support their favorite team without fighting. This shows that the satanic group that used to attack the public is no longer there. They had banned participation in any kind of sports. We have proved that this country is peaceful and safe because the Somali people have this newfound peace proved by the games played at night. There is no problem at all now, we have peace. The bad guys, the Al Shabaab who used to disturb our peace are no longer relevant.”

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