Addis Abeba Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Coach Iffy Onuora has selected 15 new players for the Ethiopian national football team (Walias), in preparation for the upcoming Orange Africa Cup of Nations Group B encounter with the Nigerian Green Eagles in March of this year, reported the Addis Abeba-based Amharic sports website Libro.
Two of these players come from the National Football League while the rest are from the Ethiopian Premier League.
The new players have already joined the rest of the Ethiopian squad, which began its training yesterday.
Coach Onuora will have a chance to test these new players when the Walias will soon play two friendly matches against Algeria and Sudan.
Ethiopian Premier League (13):
Hawassa City (3): Dereje Hailu, Zenebe Kebede and Girma Bekele
Nyala (2): Tesfaye Bekana and Geressu Shemena
Ethiopian Coffee (2): Menyahel Teshome and Mulu Alem Tilahun
EEPCO (1): Ephrem Adera, Ashenafi Mamo and Samuel Terefe
Fincha Sugar (1): Milki Zenidi
Defence Force (1): Yohannes Hailu
Mugher Cement (1): Michael Jorji
National Football League (2)
Ethiopian Insurance (1): Atakilt Negusse
Alemaya (1): Tesfaye Melaku