Labaan appointed to a political position at Sports Ministry

(From L-R) Ibrahim Labaan Shareef with Sports Minister Ahmed Mahloof. (Photo/Twitter/Ahmed Mahloof)

Former national football team and Club Eagles goalkeeper, Ibrahim Labaan Shareef has been appointed the Executive Director at Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment.

Labaan was appointed to the position on Tuesday, and reported to work this Wednesday.

Labaan had been only 19 years old and an up-and-coming football player when he was arrested and sentenced to five years in prison for assaulting a police officer at the May Day protest in 2015.

He was paroled after serving three years in 2018.

Sports Minister Ahmed Mahloof has tweeted a picture with Labaan expressing his pleasure at the appointment.

“A very happy day for the me as National Team goalkeeper Laban begins his work at the Ministry. A courageous youth who sacrificed a lot for the nation after being jailed for 3 yrs in dictator Yameen’s regime,” tweeted Mahloof.