What a week it has been for the Walias. They were brought to their knees by the North African giants—the Fennecs of Algeria—on Friday after a humiliating 7-1 defeat in Blida, Algeria in the Group J, African Cup of Nations (AFCON ) qualifier.
Gianni Infantino, the newly-elected president of the world football's governing body, FIFA, visited Ethiopia this week. During his visit, Infantino met with a delegation of the Ethiopian Football Federation led by Juneydi Basha, its president.
The second leg clash between African champions TP Mazembe and Ethiopian champions Saint George will be played on March 20 at Stade TP Mazembe. The first leg match ended with a 2-2 draw in Bahir Dar last weekend.
Ethiopian National Team forward Saladin Said has rejected the call to join the Walias after coach Yohannes Sahale announced his 23-man squad, which included Saladin, ahead of the upcoming fixture against Algeria for the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Ethiopian National Team coach, Yohannes Sahle, has named his 24-man squad ahead of the Walias match against Algeria for the 2017 African Cup of Nations, which will be held at the end of this month in Bahir Dar.