Tributes pour in for Senzo Meyiwa

Senzo Meyiwa
Messages of condolence continued to flood in on Monday following the killing of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa. Senzo Meyiwa © Backpagepix The rising national team captain was shot dead on Sunday while trying to protect his girlfriend in a reported housebreak and robbery. Pirates confirmed the news in a statement released earlier on Monday. The Orlando Pirates Football Club’s...

Dedebit beat Weldiya Kenema 6-1, St. George held scoreless in Adama

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Dedebit FC beat newly promoted Weldiya Kenema 6-1; Wolaita Dicha lost 1-0 to Dashen Beer 1-0 at home; Hawassa Kenema and Arba Minch drew 1-1; host Sidama Coffee squeezed by Mugher Cement 1-0 and St. George and Mekelakeya (Defense Force) were held scoreless by EEPCO and Adama Kenema respectively as the 2014/15 Ethiopian Premier League resumed on Sunday. It was Weldiya Kenema...

CBE defeats Ethiopian Coffee 2-0 in league season opener

CBE FC
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Addis Ababa City Cup winner Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) defeated Ethiopian Coffee in the 2014/15 Ethiopian Premier League season opener here today. This marked the second time that the two teams met this week, first in the Addis Ababa City Cup final on Tuesday where Ethiopian Coffee lost 5-6 on penalty kicks, Today’s encounter between the two sides didn’t...

Algeria hit new high in Fifa world rankings

Algeria FIFA Ranking
Algeria have climbed to their highest ever position in Fifa’s world rankings after being placed 15th on the global list for October. The Desert Foxes, who in June took over from Ivory Coast as the top-ranked team in Africa, moved up five places. Cape Verde also made good gains, rising eight places globally and three places on the continental list. But the biggest rise came from Togo, who rocketed...

Faulty Football

Faulty Football
OPINION Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Last Saturday afternoon, the Walias lost 2-0 to Mali in a first round qualifying match for the African Cup of Nations. The Addis Abeba Stadium was filled with spectators who had paid between 10 Br and 1,000 Br for tickets. Most of these fans were doing their best to give support to their team; that was until it became clear that the Walias had lost any of the hope...

Fikru finding his feet in India

Fikru Teferra Lemessa
Former SuperSport United and University of Pretoria striker Fikru Teferra Lemessa has seemingly found his feet in India. The Ethiopian attacker has netted two goals in his first three games for Atletico De Kolkata in the 2014/2015 Hero India Super League. He struck in the team’s 3-0 win over Mumbai City FC and the 2-0 victory over North East United FC. “I am enjoying it here and the fans are...

Ethiopia beat Mali in AFCON 2015 qualifier

Walias
The ‘Walias’, Ethiopia’s national team, avenged their loss on Saturday at home to Mali with a surprise 3-2 win Wednesday night in Bamako. Walias defeated Mali playing the last 30 minutes with 10 men. Bakary Sako, who plays in the English Championship, gave the hosts the lead after 32 minutes but that was cancelled out just 4 minutes later by Oumed Oukri. Getaneh Kebede was hero and villain...

AFcon 2015: Ethiopia defeats Mali 3-2 in Bamako

Abebaw Butako
Bamako, Mali - The Ethiopian national team “Walias” achieved a surprising result here today when they beat Mali 3-2 to avenge their 2-0 defeat in Addis Ababa on Saturday. It was Mali who scored first through Bakary Sako (32″), but the Walias responded with 2 quick goals of their own by Omed Oukri (36′) and Getaneh Kebede (45′). The second half didn’t start well...

Meet Fikru Teferra Lemessa, the Hero ISL’s first goalscorer

Fikru Teferra ISL
Ethiopian striker Fikru Teferra Lemessa is the Hero ISL’s first-ever goalscorer! A deft chip over Mumbai City FC goalkeeper Subrata Paul, after teammate Luis García had played him through, ensured Lemessa’s place in footballing history. Here are some facts about the 28-year-old: Known for scoring wonder goals, with stunning strikes from distance, bicycle kicks, and back-heel finishes...

Mali eye home win over Ethiopia

Walias-Mali
Head Coach Henry Kasperczak has told his players not to relax when they host Ethiopia in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier on Wednesday. “After getting an win away in Ethiopia last weekend, we must be hungry and get a second home win in this campaign,” said Kasperczak. Mali maintained their second place in Group B of the qualifiers last weekend after a 2-0 win in Addis Ababa. The West...