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World's Second Tallest Man in Town

Feb 3, 2009, 4:39 AM

Mr. Hussein Bissad, the second tallest man in the world with a height of (2.40m), is currently in the country with his club London Stars FC on a weeklong partnership link with Steve Biko FC of The Gambia.

Mr. Bissad, 31, is a Somali-British national. He is expected to return back home today Tuesday 3rd February 2008. Mr. Bissad is currently lodged at the Friendship Hotel in Bakau.

LondonStars FC was established in 1999 in London and is one of the best teams in the city. The Gambia is the first West African nation to host London Stars. They have however been to other parts of the continent recently. They played a friendly game with the Djibouti National team, and other East African Nations in recent months. Some of the players are members of the Somali national team and took part in a recent tournament in East and Central Africa in Kampala, Uganda. They have also made similar tours to Europe and Canada and have won many cups.

The London Stars is composed of 18 players and three officials. They played their first international match with hosts, Steve Biko at the Independence last Thursday and lost by three goals to nil.

Earlier on Sunday, the London Stars were defeated by the Gambia U17 by three goals to nil.

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