Nowadays the success of football clubs at the national and international level is highly connected to financial muscle. On the flip side, some of the well-known football clubs at the international arena are in fact very profitable business entities in the business world.
In what could be considered a new low in Ethiopian football, a couple of years back, for a decision taken by a referee in a match between Defense and Welwalo that sent shockwaves in the country, match official Eyasu Fanta was attacked by players and fans alike, for a footballing decision. What is worse, 11 other referees were assaulted.
In the late 1950s, he became a champion in the long jump, winning the event at the 1958 French Athletics Championships and holding the French West African record from 1957 to 1960. Born in 1933 in Senegal, Lamine Diack is also a businessman, a sports administrator and has served as the president of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) form 1999 to 2015.
The ninth edition of the 2020 Great Ethiopian Run (GER) TAL half marathon race is set to take place in Hawassa on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The Southern city will host the 21km race for elite athletes alongside a 7km mass race and children’s race.
The 37th edition of Jan Meda Cross-Country race is set to take place on Sunday 26, 2020, in Addis Ababa. Ethiopian athletes, both elite and new, will partake in the competition in order to be eligible for the 2020 Africa Cross Country Championships which will be held in Lome, Togo on April 08.
FIFA has announced the 10 groups for the second round of the African qualifier round for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Ethiopian national team a.k.a. Walias are drawn with Ghana, Zimbabwe and South Africa in group G of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.