Yohannes Sahle is new Ethiopian national team coach

— The Ethiopian Football Federation has appointed local coach Yohannes Sahle to take charge of the national team following the departure of Mariano Barreto.

Yohannes, formerly coach of Ethiopia’s under-17 team, had most recently been working with top-flight club Dedebit in the Ethiopian Premier League.

Although Yohannes has limited international experience, the federation kept its promise to appoint an Ethiopian following the failure of Portugal’s Barreto.

Baretto left last week halfway through a two-year contract after Ethiopia finished bottom of its group in the main qualifying competition for this year’s African Cup of Nations, with just one win from six games.

The federation said Yohannes would start work in the next few days after finalizing his contract, details of which weren’t released.

Qualifying for the 2017 African Cup begins in June.
Source: AFP

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5 Comments

  1. aderson says

    Ethiopia team needs to fundamental change with federation all staff

  2. how says

    is he our national team coach ?? i have seen his team dedebet played with syciles and nigeria team in bahirdar his team has not any shape . how a person who can not creat a shape for a club becomes a national coach. his coaching abilty is not tested even in one premiar league year? as far as i know zelalem ismuch better than him even gebermdhin or tsegye are wel exprianced than him

  3. Sammy says

    EFF great job in hiring Johannes if he is given the time to build a strong foundation we will see success in his work.

  4. liku says

    I am glad he is at least an Ethiopian ‘ Yageru Bere Bageru Serdo ‘

  5. Anonymous says

    EMAIE

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