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SportA coach's journey fueled by passion

A coach’s journey fueled by passion

Timotios Baye, a man whose life revolves around the world of football, is a dedicated individual with an undying love for the sport. Hailing from the vibrant city of Gondar, Timotios has nurtured this deep passion since his early days. Although he may not have realized his childhood dream of becoming a star player, he has discovered his calling as a coach, immersing himself in the game he adores.

Timotios embarked on his academic journey at Bahir Dar University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, further solidifying his commitment to the beautiful game.

Undoubtedly, he is an avid football enthusiast, spending countless hours watching matches, including the Ethiopian Premier League. By dedicating his time to closely observing these games, he has gained valuable insights and observations that shape his understanding of the sport.

After each match, Timotios takes his analysis a step further by providing detailed commentary and opinions on his social media platforms, showcasing his dedication and his genuine desire to share his thoughts and engage with fellow football fans.

Timotios’s active participation on social media and his eagerness to interact with players, coaches, and journalists within the Ethiopian football scene, is evident to see as he relishes the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals.

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Driven by an insatiable thirst for knowledge in football, Timotios went on to acquire a CONCACAF B license – a remarkable achievement indeed. This license holds the same weight as a UEFA B license.

Currently, Timotios serves as the head coach of the Rangers U23 team in Canada, where he bears the responsibility of shaping the development of young talents. His coaching philosophy extends far beyond mere wins and losses, emphasizing the holistic growth of players both on and off the field. Acting as a mentor, he wholeheartedly guides individuals to reach their full potential and become better human beings through football.

The opportunity to be a part of the Rangers U23 team is one that Timotios cherishes deeply.

The club’s nurturing environment, coupled with the support from its leaders and the surrounding community, provides an ideal setting for his coaching endeavors. Working in such a conducive atmosphere continuously grants him invaluable experience, propelling him closer to achieving his ambitious aspirations.

Throughout his journey, Timotios has never forgotten his roots and remains deeply committed to his home country, Ethiopia, and its untapped football potential. He ponders the current state of Ethiopian football, contemplating the presence of robust clubs, quality academies, leagues, and qualified coaches.

“The key to transforming Ethiopian football lies in the education of coaches and leaders. I firmly believe that knowledge is the most potent weapon to reshape the football culture in Ethiopia,” Timotios passionately asserts.

Furthermore, he advocates for well-educated individuals who can inspire, motivate, and lead Ethiopia’s football community towards greatness. With an abundance of passion for the sport within the nation, Timotios firmly believes that raising the caliber of teams, trainers, and athletes in the league is essential. He also acknowledges the fans as the sole positive aspect of the Ethiopian league, recognizing their unwavering support.

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