Salhadin Said elated as pressure lifted off his shoulder heralding Ethiopia Walia Ibex fresh Start

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia – A footballer’s joy is to be part of his national team donning the colours in International matches. However the dream is achieved through hardwork and determination and one such player who exhibited the traits since joining Ethiopia Walia Ibex in 2005 is non other than Al Ahly hit man Salhadin Said.

Lesotho vs Ethiopia (Photo credit: ethiofootball.com)
Lesotho vs Ethiopia (Photo credit: ethiofootball.com)

Sala as he is popularly known had not been a happy man missing the latter stages of Ethiopia’s Afcon 2015 qualifers where the team was knocked out after a nagging knew injury that kept dogging his comeback in turn enhancing his goal drought for his beloved country.

On Sunday 14th June 2015 just as the Afcon 2017 qualifier against Lesotho in Barhirdar was in progress there was a near scare as Sala lay down injured and the huge crowd estimated at 70,000 went dead silent but alas the hit man stood up from the knock to proceed with the game.

Ethiopia were hit with a quick sucker punch by Lesotho but Panoch equalized and with the game heading to what would have been a discouraging home draw Salhadin Said in his characteristically poacher instincts rose again scoring hitting home the winner that brought Barhadir stadium to raptures from the near fanatical fans announcing the come of King Sala who was wearing the armband and needed something yes that goal that could lift the pressure from his shoulders so many Ethiopian fans depend on.

“I am definitely happy that first Ethiopia won their home game and it was an important game for me coming back to score the important goal for my country after missing last years last games due to injury”Salhadin Said told Soka25east.com

“As a footballer the pressure is amways immense and today I felt it had been lifted it was a great moment in my career and I want to thank all the Ethiopia fans who turned up in large numbers and supported us to the end even when we were down”he concluded

Salhadin Said has curved a niche for himself as one of Ethiopia’s all time scorer with scoring some very important goals.

In 2011,Salhadin scored five goals in oen game at the Kagame Cup against AS Port of Djibouti.

Source: Soka25East.com

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  1. ኣመለወርቅ says

    ጨዋታው ድንቅ ነበር። የህብዙ ስሜት ኣቻ የለው። ኢ.ቲ.ቢ ግን ሁለተኛ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የሚዘጋጁ የስፖርት ውድድሮችን ማስተላለፍ የለበትም። በሙሉ ሙያተኞች ሳይሆኑ ረዳቶች ናቸው። ተናጋርው ራሱ የተመልካች ጆሮ እስከሚበጠስ፣ ጨዋታውን ማጣጣም በማይቻልበት ሁኔታ ጣልቃ ገብ የሆነ ልፍለፋ በማድረግ ሲረብሽ ነብር። ባጠቃላይ ኢ.ቲ.ቢ መረበሽ እንጂ ማሳመርና ማዳመቅ የሚችል ድርጅት ኣይደለም። በጣም ነው የምጠላቸው፤ ፈጣሪ ሁሉንም ወደ ገሃነም እንዲጠራ በፀሎት ላይ ነኝ>

  2. tewo11 says

    What a shot from “”Gatoch Panom”” that is what am talking about. we need Striker like him who is not afraid to make a bullet shot, and precise. “Oumed Oukri” can do that too.
    Thanks “Sala” for the wining goal. I think Ethiopian team was very organized, but there were in a very slow pace. the important point is they came out with 3 points.
    How many team will qualify from one group for African cup.??

  3. tewo11 says

    What a shot from “”Gatoch Panom”” that is what am talking about. we need Striker like him who is not afraid to make a bullet shot, and precise.
    Thanks “Sala” for the wining goal. I think Ethiopian team was very organized, but there were in a very slow pace. the important point is they came out with 3 points.
    How many team will qualify from one group for African cup.??

  4. dady cool says

    I knew sala since childhood. we grown up together in Benishangul Gumuz Regional State, assosa town. he was really gifted and talented enough, even he was playing BG youth team, to contribute for his belaved country. I am sure he will do better before his retirement. sala’s age is now 29. but still he is potential. finally, I have here under attached our childhood picture of Saladin and I.
    with love!
    Always Sala!

  5. Sam says

    Impressed by the stadium also. When will the Addis Stadium project will start?

    Sam

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