The CECAFA Challenge Cup will be held from November 27 thru December 12, 2010.
The Walias, as the Ethiopian national are known as, are drawn in Group C with Uganda, Kenya and Malawi. Their first match will be on Monday, November 28 against Uganda.
Coach Iffy Onuora has named 20 players, with the bulk (11) of the squad coming from just two teams: Saint George FC (6) and Dedebit FC (5).
The list includes:
St. George (6): Yared, Samson, Alula, Adane, Abebaw and Mintesenot
Dedebit (5): Jemal & Biniam, Daniel, Mengistu and Getaneh
Dire Dawa City (1): Ashenafi Girma
Awassa City (1): Shimeles
Ethiopian Banks (1): Teshome Oshe
Lideta Nyala (1): Tafesse
Sebeta City (10: Tesfaye
Defence Force (3): Oumed Oukri, Bedasso Hora and Samuel
What makes Onuora’s selection incomprehensible is that St. George, a team currently languishing a t the bottom of the Ethiopian Premier League has 6 players selected while a team like EPL runner-up Ethiopian Coffee has none.