Los Angeles, CA Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Former Electric (EELPA) and Ethiopian national soccer team player, Mohamed Ali Shedad passed away suddenly here on Tuesday.
Mohamed won 2 Ethiopian Super Cups with Electric FC, several regional titles with Shoa selection and he was the last player to score a goal for Ethiopia in the Africa Nations Cup in 1976, until Adane Girma scored one against Zambia this year, 31 years later.
Mohamed, who was born in Harar, in eastern Ethiopia, is survived by his wife Khadra Saleh and his daughter.
Los Angeles has been Mohamed’s home for the past 34 years.
His funeral will be held in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia where his mother and sisters live.
Friends and fans who want to assist the family for funeral and travel expenses can make donations by sending checks to:
815 S. Crenshaw Blvd # 108
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Or make electronic deposits in the familyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bank account:Ã‚Â
Bank of America
Out of State swift code B of A 6S
Name: Mohammed Ali Shedad
Place of birth: Harar, Eastern Ethiopia
Parents: Ato Shedad and Woizero Amina OmarÃ‚Â
Elementary: Cathedral School of Addis Ababa
High School: Medhane Alem of Ã‚Â Addis Ababa
College: Cal State University Los Angeles
Medical (MRI) and Airplane flight
Employment: X-Ray Mechanic, MRI tech, Parking Lot Manager
Jet Sport club in Somalia tera,
Electric FC (EELPA) and Ermejachen
Won the Ethiopian Super Cup in 1971 & 1972 and losing finalist in 1973.
Regional & National Selections:
Shoa and Ethiopian national team
Won regional championships with Shoa selection and he was the last player to score a goal for Ethiopia in the Africa Nations Cup (1976), until Adane Girma scored one against Zambia this year. His record stood for 31 years.
Ethio-LA Stars (as a player & coach)
Coach: LA Dallol, Abebe Bikila, and recently Little Ethiopia and LA United teams.
Ethiosports will post more details about the life and career of Mohamed Ali and also invite teammates, friends and fans to send their personal reflections about this great player, friend, father, brother and above all devoted Ethiopian, whose constant smile and positive outlook will greatly be missed.
Rest in Peace Mo! Shedido!
Mohamed playing for Electric FC against St. George
1976 Ethiopian National Team in Germany
Ethiopian National Team:Ã‚Â