Ref: AFED/FSF/28/17        

AFED Chairman’s Message

I wish to welcome each and every player and officials numbering to about 400 from 15 different cities around the world who will be converging in Nairobi, Kenya commencing from 22nd to 29th December 2017 to participate in what is expected to be the most exciting, interactive and competitive sports festival dubbed, “Furaha Sports Festival”. (Furaha meaning Happy) involving six sporting games.

The participation fee is subsidized purposely to encourage and enable students and youth of our Community to participate in this biennial AFED Sports Festival.

I am pleased to recognize and also appreciate the facilitators of this momentous Festival, this has been possible through the esteemed support, cooperation and efforts of the Shia Asna Asheri Jamaat (SAAJ) of Nairobi along with their devoted and passionate members of the Furaha Sports Festival Organizing Committee – Thank you very much.

It is on record that out of the 17 Sports Festivals organized by AFED since its inception in 1984, the Furaha Sports Festival will be the 5th Sports Festival being held in Nairobi, Kenya, the first one was held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania in 1984.

I wish also to commend the AFED Sports Council Chairman, Alhaj Mohamedhussein Somji and his team for their deep dedication and the zeal towards the Festival.

My warm greetings to all the participants and our Community members with a famous Kiswahili word Karibu. I wish all the participants successful and enjoyable Festival.

I am thankful to the donors and well-wishers for their support and cooperation in this Festival, Jazaka’allah Kheir.
Shabir Najafi

There will be a Booth (stand) of the Africa Federation at the JIC sports ground in Lavington which will be managed by the two volunteers, they are; Br. Aliraza Sumar and   Abbas Abbasaley.

The Hon. Asst. Secretary of Africa Federation, Br. Alihassan Kassam who is the liaison person from AFED Secretariat with AFED Sports Council will be available at JIC sports ground throughout the period of the Festival.


The above volunteers will provide information on activities being undertaken by the Africa Federation in several sectors; includes, Tabligh, Education, Housing, Health, Archives, Sports, Youth affairs and Women etc. There will also be souvenirs available for those who may wish to take back home for memories and for the family. We request you to visit the AFED Booth.

For more information, contact AFED Secretariat, email:


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