After winning the Championship match against Twin Cities’ Dirre Dawaa FC on Saturday, July 6, 2013, Seattle’s Madda Walaabuu FC has clinched its second OSFNA Championship title. The last time Seattle’s Madda Walaabuu FC grabbed the OSFNA Championship title was back in 2007 – and just like this year’s Championship match, it won the final match against Twin Cities’ Dirre Dawaa FC in 2007.
Since the 2008 OSFNA Soccer Tournament, this is the first time for a non-Minnesotan football club to take the OSFNA Championship title – ending Minnesota’s five-year winning streak.
Seattle’s Madda Walaabuu FC – Champion of the OSFNA 2013 Soccer Tournament
(Photos: FinfinneeTube & @DiasporicLife)
In the other match between OROMIA’S All-Stars and SOMALIA’S All-Stars, OROMIA’s team lost to Somalia with a disappointing score of 0:2.
Seattle’s Madda Walaabuu FC:
Final Day Update:
Seattle’s Madda Walaabuu will face Twin Cities’ Uttaa Wayyuu in the OSFNA 2013 Soccer Tournament Semifinal today at 6PM; the other two teams which advanced to the Semifinal, Dirre Dawaa and Oromo United, will have their match today at 8PM.
The winners of the two matches will see each other tomorrow (July 6th) at the Championships game at 7PM.
In addition to the Final OSFNA 2013 match, OROMIA’s International Team (OROMIA’S ALL-STARS) will have a match with the SOMALIA’S ALL-STARS Team tomorrow at 5PM.
The third place game will be at 3PM tomorrow (July 6th).
The group round of the OSFNA 2013 Soccer Tournament was wrapped up yesterday with victories going to the football clubs of Finfinnee, Dirre Dawaa, Oromia 11 Stars, T.T.L. and O.U. Gold.
First and second place winners of each of the four groups have advanced to the Quarterfinal Matches, which will be held today on July 4th starting at 2PM. The Quarterfinal Matches will have only two out-of-town clubs – Madda Walaabuu of Seattle, Washington, and Abdi Sabaa of Denver, Colorado – which will face each other at the 6PM game today. Twin Cities’ football clubs will face each other in the other three matches: Oromia 11 Stars Vs. Oromo United at 2PM, Dirre Dawaa Vs. O.U. Gold at 4PM, and T.T.L. Vs. Utta Wayyuu at 8PM.
Winners of the Quarterfinal matches will advance to the Saturday July 5th Semifinal games at 6PM & 8PM.
Video: #OromoWeek 2013 at the Soccer Field (Photos by @BigZpro/OPride)
3rd and 4th Days Update:
Here are the results from yesterday’s 3rd and 4th Days of the OSFNA 2013 Soccer Tournament (see below the UNOFFICIAL score/schedule/standings table).
Correction: the score of Leencaa vs. O.U. Gold from the match on June 30th was reported erroneously yesterday. The score has been corrected per the change made on OSFNA.org. Please note the below table of scores/schedule/standings is UNOFFICIAL; visit OSFNA.org for the OFFICIAL updates/changes to the schedule/scores.
Photo: TTL Stars vs. Oromo United (O.U.) – July 1, 2013 (Source: @buchu09)
2nd Day Update:
Here are the results from yesterday’s 2nd Day of the OSFNA 2013 Soccer Tournament (see below the score/schedule/standings table).
The Tournament will continue today, July 1, with matches between Utaa Wayyuu vs. Bilisummaa at 3:30PM, Leencaa vs. Rissa at 5PM, Madda-Walaabuu vs. Oromo United at 6:30PM, and O.U. Gold vs. T.T.L. at 8PM.
Opening Day Scoreboard: OSFNA 2013 (#OromoWeek in Minneapolis, MN)
The 2013 Oromo Sports Federation in North America (OSFNA) Soccer Tournament kicked off on Saturday, June 29, in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, where the week of June 29-July 6, 2013 had been declared as #OromoWeek by the Mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul. A total of 15 football clubs from the Twin Cities (Minnesota), Seattle (Washington), Portland (Oregon), Denver (Colorado), Washington (DC) and Toronto (Canada) will participate in the OSFNA 2013 Tournament. The first round of the Tournament (the group stage) will last through July 3rd. The knockout stage will begin on July 4th.
The opening game of the 2013 OSFNA Soccer Tournament was played between Seattle’s Madda-Walaabuu FC and Minnesota’s T.T.L. (Ten Thousands/10K Lakes) Stars FC. According to the OSFNA website, Madda-Walaabuu won the game with a score of 6:1 against T.T.L. Stars.
Photo: Oromia United vs. Finfinnee FC (Source: @BigZpro – Twitter/OPride)
The second game of the OSFNA 2013 opening day was played between Minnesota’s Oromo United FC and Minnesota’s Finfinnee FC; Oromo United won the game with a score of 4:2.
Photo: Oromia 11 Stars FC vs. Abdi Sabaa FC (Source: @asalamk – Twitter)
The third match of the opening day was between the Defending Champions, Oromia 11 Stars FC of Minnesota, and Denver’s (Colorado’s) Abdi Sabaa FC; the Defending Champions won the game with a score of 2:1.
Tomorrow, Sunday, June 30, 2013, the following five matches will be held in the first round of OSFNA 2013 Soccer Tournament; show up at the stadium in Washburn High School to root for your team.
2:00PM – 3:20PM — LEENCAA DC VS O.U. GOLD
3:30PM – 4:50PM — T.T.L. VS RISSA
5:00PM – 6:20PM — DIRRE DAWAA VS BILISUMMAA
6:30PM – 7:50PM — OROMIA VS UTAA WAYYUU
8:00PM – 9:20PM — FINFINNEE VS MADDA WALAABU
UNOFFICIAL – Group Standings – First Round of Tournament
|1||Oromia 11 Stars||2||2||0||0||7:1||+6||6|
|1||Ten Thousand Lakes||3||3||0||0||15:1||+14||9|
|2||Oromo United Gold||3||2||0||1||19:3||+16||6|
Saturday – June 29, 2013
Madda-Walaabu 6:1 T.T.L. Stars
Oromo United 4:2 Finfinnee
Oromia 11 Stars 2:1 Abdi Sabaa
Sunday – June 30, 2013
Leencaa 0:11 Oromo United Gold
Ten Thousand Lakes 7:0 Rissa
Dirre Dawaa 3:0 Bilisummaa
Oromia 0:5 Utaa Wayyuu
Finfinnee 0:3 Madda-Walaabu
Monday – July 1, 2013
Qeransa 1:4 Abdi Sabaa
T.T.L. Stars 1:2 Oromo United
Oromia 3:0 Bilisummaa
Dirre Dawaa 0:0 Utaa Wayyuu
Tuesday – July 2, 2013
Utaa Wayyuu 3:0 Bilisummaa
Leencaa 0:1 Rissa
Madda-Walaabu 2:0 Oromo United
Oromo United Gold 1:3 Ten Thousand Lakes
Wednesday – July 3, 2013
Finfinnee 3:1 T.T.L. Stars
Dirre Dawaa 6:0 Oromia
Qeransa 0:5 Oromia 11 Stars
Ten Thousand Lakes 5:0 Leencaa
Rissa 0:7 Oromo United Gold
Thursday – July 4, 2013
Oromia 11 Stars 2PM Oromo United
Dirre Dawaa 4PM O.U. Gold
Madda-Walaabu 6PM Abdi Sabaa
Ten Thousand Lakes 8PM Utta Wayyuu
Friday – July 5, 2013
Saturday – July 6, 2013 (FINAL)