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Former national team coach passes away

The former national team Coach, Seyom Abate has passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2018. Coach Seyom was in a hospital for a long time receiving treatment for a cardiac, Lung infection and other relative health issues. He was in Thailand for additional medical treatments.

Seyoum, 70, was a former player with his coaching career beginning at St. George FC. His fame reached peak heights while coaching Ethiopian Coffee. With ambition and a new playing style he played a vital role in paving the way for young players like Mulugeta Woldiyes, Million Bigashew and the late Aseged Tisfaye.

A number of football experts believed that he had made Ethiopia Coffee one of the best football clubs in Ethiopia next to St. George. Over the years, he was nicknamed “The Big Bear”.

Seyoum was a coach to the Ethiopian national team and went through continental competitions in Africa. His funeral was concluded on Friday, October 12, 2018 in Saris Abo church.

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