Dar es Salaam, Tanzania –Shimelis Bekele of Hawassa City has become a great goal poacher for the Ethiopian national football team at this year’s CECAFA Challenge Cup having scored 3 goals in 3 games.

Coach Iffy Onuora seems to believe in this young man’s ability that he remains the only player who has played in all of Ethiopia’s 3 matches in Group C.

He has partnered with three different players upfront, namely: Getaneh Kebede (Dedebit), Adane Girma (St. George) and Bedasso Ora (Defence Force).

The big question tomorrow is who is going to be Shimelis’ partner upfront when Ethiopia faces Zambia in the quarter-finals?

Coach Onuora has used the following players (the numbers reflect the number of games that they played:

Goalkeepers: (2)

2: Jemal Tassew (Dedebit) for Kenya & Malawi

1: Binyam Habtamu (Dedebit) for Uganda

Defenders: (9)

3: Mengistu Assefa of Dedebit

2. Samson Mulugetta (St. George), Alula Girma (St. George), Yared Zenabu (St. George)

1. Daniel Derebe (Dedebit), Abebaw Butako (St.George), Alula Girma (st. George), Yared Abeje (St. George); Tesfaye Alebachew (Sebeta City)

Midfielders (7):

3 Oumed Oukri (Defence Force)

2: Yonathan Betre (St George)

1: Tafesse Solomon (LidetaNyala), Teshome Ashe (Eth. Banks), Daniel Derebe (Dedebit), Tesfaye Alebachew (Sebeta) and Tesfaye Derebe (Sebeta)

Forwards (4)

3: Shimeles Bekele (Hawassa City)

1: Getaneh Kebede (Dedebit), Adana Girma (St. George), Bedasso Ora (Defence Force)

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