The Somalia Football Federation (SFF) has confirmed the appointment of Ghana's Bashir Hayford as the new national team coach
"We needed someone with a lot of experience to identify players and also help the other junior teams," SFF president Abdiqani Said Arab told BBC Sport.
"He is going to start identifying players ahead of the 2020 Total Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier where we play Rwanda in the first round."
The SFF will also appoint local coaches to work with Hayford for them to learn from his expertise.
Arab made it clear that now that the Somalia Premier League is more competitive, they hope to pick good players who can help the team perform well in international tournaments.
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They have lost in the preliminary round of qualifying for the last three World Cups.