In light of recently observed problems in Ethiopian club football, the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has prepared two major proposals that would alter the face of the club football in the country for years to come.
The first Irrechaa Great Run is scheduled to take place in Addis Ababa on September 22, 2019. During a press conference held on Thursday, Oromia Regional State Tourism Bureau stated that 50,000 runners and several elite athletes are expected to participate in the event.
The Ethiopian National team a.k.a. the Walias are set to host Rwanda in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers on Sunday, in Mekele Stadium. The Walias have commenced preparation in the newly built Mekele International Stadium.
Selected to officiate continental tournaments, Ethiopian referees had a successful year. Beamlak Temesgen, Lidia Tafesse and Temesgin Samuel were the chosen three, as they made their way to their respective venues to officiate matches.
Established by legendary Ethiopian athletes as favorites to win a race and usually taking the spotlight, Ethiopians have dominated with Kenya, long distance running. However, Ethiopia’s distance future is now considered to be in the hands of young Ethiopian runners, who have shown what is yet to come.
Spoiled by despicable acts on and off the pitch, football hooligans and their deeds forced the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF), time and time again, to postpone matches and rearrange venues, to address the insurmountable task of keeping it all about the game.
Four world-class Ethiopian runners have set their sights on breaking the recent Kenyan dominance when the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON takes place on September 29: Guye Adola, who finished second in an unofficial world record debut two years ago in Berlin, as well as Leul Gebrselassie, Sisay Lemma and Birhanu Legese all possess the potential to win the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON.