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EFF elects new president

The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has elected Essayas Jira as its new president in an election held in Semera, Afar Regional State, today.

Essayas garnered 87 votes while Teka Asfaw managed 58 votes.

Prior to this round of votes, a vote cast involving four candidates including Junedin Basha and Tesfaye Kahsay was discarded because of the failure of the winner (Essayas) to attain 50+1 of the overall votes as provided by the Federation’s statute.

In the latest round, Junedin and Tesfay recused themselves making way for the two to be able to garner enough votes.

As the president was represented from Oromia region, other representatives from the region to the executive committee of the EFF have relinquished their candidacy. These were Mal Hussein and Haile Iticha (PhD).