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The five teams hoping to change Africa's World Cup story

The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament has kicked off on June 14 in Russia. Africa has five representatives in this elite competition: Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Morocco, and Tunisia. The continent’s teams secured their spots after a long build-up involving a preliminary knock out phase followed by a four team round robin competition on home and away basis.

Newly elected EFF president speaks

After a tumultuous nine months, the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has finally elected Esayas Jirra as its president on June 3, 2018 in an election that was held in Semera town, Afar Regional State. Initially, the new president secured 66 votes in the first round of the election process but this was not enough in securing the position since a ‘50 plus vote rule’ forced another round of elections.

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.

EAF to celebrate global running day

The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) is scheduled to celebrate the ‘global running day’ with a one-mile race on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Elite athletes will take part in the race which covers a distance of 1.6kms.

St. George, Jimma Aba Jiffar faceoff in epic encounter

In the closing stages of the season, every match is considered a crucial match for both teams either sitting at the top or dangling at the bottom half of the table. With a couple of weeks left, the Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) week 25 is set to take place across the country.

EFF unveils three presidential candidates

After a lengthy debacle, the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) unveiled three presidential candidates on Tuesday May 22, 2018. The general assembly of EFF, which was rescheduled by the intervention of FIFA months ago, finally announced the last presidential candidates, out of whom one will serve the Federation for the coming four years.

Jimma, St. George, Mekele continue title fight

The Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) closing weeks come nearer and nearer with week 23 coming to an end. Newcomers Jimma Aba Jiffar and Mekele City and defending champions St. George are within a single point difference from one other and are nearing the finish line to the 2017/18 season.

From playing basketball to officiating football

Playing basketball and representing her home town Jimma across various competitions, Lidia Tafesse was a well-known player of the sport in and around Arat Kilo youth center. Alongside her career in basketball, Lidiya was also refereeing football games at a high school level.

Playing football in war

It was a miracle to see Yemen – a war-torn country — have a national team let alone progress in competitions without the usual home stadium, fans and access to transportation.

Referees cry foul

In an unprecedented turn of events that shook the Ethiopian footballing realm, it has been revealed to The Reporter that 11 referees have been assaulted by players and fans to date including the latest battering of Eyasu Fanta, a referee who officiated the match between Defense FC and Welwalo Adigrat University FC. Because of this, match officials have been severely injured.