Addis Ababa – A 22-man Ethiopian squad led by head coach Ashenafi Bekele has left for Accra today in preparation of Ethiopia’s upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group F qualifier against Ghana in Kumasi on Sunday.
Ethiopia is drawn in Group F with Ghana, Kenya & Sierra Leone.
The squad includes Getaneh Kebede, who previously played in South Africa, and Salhdin Said , who is back at St George after a spell in Egypt.
Salhadin is the top scorer in this year’s CAF Champions League and got the winning goal on Sunday when the Addis Ababa outfit beat AS Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Group C.
Goalkeepers: Lealem Birhanu (Sidama Coffee), Abel Mamo (Mekelakeya), and Jemal Tassew (Jimma Aba Bunna)
Defenders: Tesfaye Bekele (Adama Ketema), Mujib Kassim (Adama Ketema), Abdulkerim Mohammed, (Ethiopia Coffee), Asechalew Tamene (St George), AddissuTesfaye (Mekelakeya), Anteneh Tesfaye (Sidama Bunna), Seyoum Tesfaye (Dedebit) and Salhadin Bargecho (St George)
Midfielders: Shemeles Bekele (Petrojet, Egypt), Shemekit Gugesa (Dedebit), Biruk Kalbore (Adama Ketema), Gadissa Mebrate (Hawassa Ketema), Mulualem Mesfin (Sidama Coffee) and Gatoch Panom (Ethiopia Coffee)
Forwards: Getaneh Kebede (Dedebit), Abdulrahman Mubarak (Fasil Ketema), Oumed Okuri (El-Entag El-Harby, Egypt), Salahdin Said (St George) and Addis Gidey (Sidama Coffee.