Lavori Publici FC

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Lavori Publici FC
Full nameLavori Pubblici Futbol Club (created as "Genio Oficina")
Founded1947
GroundBanadir Stadium, Mogadishu
Ground Capacity10,000
LeagueFirst Somali League

Lavori Publici FC (or "Lavori Pubblici FC" in Italian language) was an historical football team in Mogadishu, that officially existed from 1947 to 1990.

History[change | change source]

The football team was created in the late 1940s by a group of football fans representing all the Italian colonists of all Italian Somalia with the name Genio Officina, as an antagonist to the AC Mogadiscio (the team of the Italians of only the capital Mogadishu) in the first amauteur championship of Somalia. The team was officially inscribed in the Somalia first league championship in 1952 as Lavori Publici FC/Genio, winning the tournament of that year.[1]

The team had a lot of followers who were native Somalis and so survived until 1990 when the Somali civil war started, while the antagonist AC Mogadiscio disappeared when Italy gave the independence to Somalia in 1960 (and nearly all the Italians of Somalia left the country).

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Notes[change | change source]

  1. Somalia Championships

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Tripodi, Paolo. The Colonial Legacy in Somalia. Capítulo: Deportes. St. Martin's P Inc. New York, 1999.