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Showdown in Hawassa

The Ethiopian national team a.k.a. the Walias commenced their preparations for the second round of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification match against Sierra Leone, which will take place on September 9, 2018 in Hawassa International Stadium.

The man who built a national team from the streets

Born in Hawassa city, capital of the Southern Regional State, Temesgen Dana, 36, started playing football at a project level. Passing through the U-11, 13, and 15, he managed to join the Eastern football team. During his time with the club, he was recruited to play for the Hawassa U-17 team until he retired from playing at the age of 22 due to a shoulder injury.

Final week of Copa Coca-Cola tournament to take place in Zeway

Coca Cola’s flagship football tournament Copa has reached its last chapter, the Copa national finals tournament. The grassroots tournament has been taking place in seven regional states and two city administrations namely Amhara, Oromia, Southern, Afar, Ethio-Somali, Gambella, Harari, Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa City administration for the past three months.

St. George veteran players to receive honorary farewell

The Ethiopian Premier League’s (EPL) 14-time champion, St. George, is bidding farewell to its veteran players. The club announced it is ready to give an honorary farewell to veterans like, Adane Girma, Degu Dibebe, Abebaw Butako and Alula Girma.

St. George sign blues forward Getaneh Kebede

St. George, a side which seems to be facing problems in the striker’s department, have now signed a striker looking to end the woes of last year. The Horsemen signed Dedebit forward Getaneh Kebede and announced the signing of the Ethiopian national team forward Getaneh in its official Facebook page.

EOC, EAF invite Olympic marathon silver medalist to come home

The Ethiopian Olympics Committee (EOC) and the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) have jointly invited Feyisa Lelisa, marathon silver medalist at the Rio Olympics, to return home. The two bodies stated that they are readying themselves to give him a hero’s welcome.  

From armed struggle to club management

He was a member of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) during the struggle against the Derg regime since 1975-91. After the Derg regime was defeated, he served as the head of the national defense force logistics supply and also founded Dedebit Football club in 1997.

Coach Abraham unveils staff

New appointee, Coach Abraham Mebrahatu of the Ethiopian football national team has unveiled his assistant coaches. Defending champions St. George and former Walias assistant coach Fasil Tekalegn, Hawassa City’s assistant coach Mulugeta Meheret who retired from football in 2016/17 were included in the current coaching staff.

Ethiopian Youth team finishes seventh on medal standings

The Ethiopian youth team has been taking part in the third African youth games which took place in Algeria, Algiers from July 18 - 28, 2018. Ethiopia finished seventh on the medal leader board with 25 medals collecting eleven gold, eight silver medals and six bronze medals.