Ethiopia national team returns home to warm welcome
The team was greeted at the airport by the executive committee members of Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) and various clubsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ officials.
Talking to reporters on the team’s arrival at the Bole International Airport, head coach Iffy Onuora summarized the teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s journey to CECAFA Cup by saying: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Although we didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t achieve the desired goal because of the heat wave and the compact schedule that we played under, we had a wonderful time in Dar es Salaam and it was a good learning experience for my playersÃ¢â‚¬Â.
TeamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s captain Samson Mulugetta of Saint George FC said that the players were determined to win and praised the support the team received from Tanzania fans. TournamentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s star players and goal scorers Shimelis Bekele of Hawassa City and Oumed Oukri of Defence Force also noted that they had a wonderful time in Tanzania, and should now focus on the qualifying rounds of the Africa Nations Cup.
Debutant Goalkeeper Jemal Tassew of Dedebit FC pointed out that the tournament was a good learning experience for him.