Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi has been reelected as President of the Somali National Olympic Committee ©GOS

Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi said he wants his country to "make a difference" after being elected for another four-year term as President of the Somali National Olympic Committee (GOS).

Tarabi was voted back in unanimously and outlined new development initiatives which he hopes will take the governing body forward.

"Retaining leadership means nothing, but what makes a big sense for me is that you have given me another great opportunity to lead our sport to a greater development," he said in his post-election address.

"The development plans I have are more and I am sure that together we can create a better future for Somalia sport in general.

"Now we have nearly four years to the next Olympic Games.

"We want Somalia to make a difference during the Olympic Games. 

"To reach our target, we will start very early preparations from mid this year. 

"I know our financial capacity is very small as we only depend on the annual assistance we get from the International Olympic Committee, but we are committed to making a change at whatever cost."

Tarabi's development initiatives include developing school sport across the African country, identifying young athletes and launching grassroots programmes. 

The governing body also elected Fadumo Ali Nur, who will become the organisation's first female vice president.

Mohamed Daud Mohamed was one of Somalia's two Rio 2016 Olympians ©Getty Images
Mohamed Daud Mohamed was one of Somalia's two Rio 2016 Olympians ©Getty Images

The former basketball player will serve as second vice president, behind senior vice president Ahmed Abdi Hassan.

Ibrahim Shamow was elected as third vice president and Mohammad Abdo Hagi as secretary general.

"There will be somebody in our secretariat who will be specially in charge of maintaining relations with our member federations and national sports associations," said Hagi. 

"Such a person didn’t exist before and we are doing this because we have to be more aware of our stakeholders.

"Our plans also include to train secretariat staffers for our member federations, national sports associations and regional zones, because when we have well-trained secretariat members everywhere in the country, we will be able to help develop our sport."

Somalia has never won a medal at the Olympic Games and sent two track and field athletes to Rio 2016 in August.

Mohamed Daud Mohamed competed in the men's 5,000 metres with Maryan Nuh Muse racing in the women's 400m.

Britain's running legend Sir Mo Farah, the back-to-back Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion, was born in Somalia and moved to the United Kingdom at the age of eight.