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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2015 AFcon: Mali defeats Ethiopia 2-0 in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia-Mali Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Goals either side of halftime from Abdoulay Diaby and Sambou Yatabaré handed Mali a hard-fought 2-0 win over Ethiopia in their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Addis Ababa on Saturday afternoon. Diaby, who is on loan from Lille OSC at Belgian outfit, Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz, netted shortly after the half-hour […]

Three things to revitalize the Walias’ chance of qualification

Ethiopia Walia Ibex OPINION By Endale Mitiku Adere The Ethiopian national team has its third and fourth group matches for Morocco 2015 against Mali in the coming weekend and the next mid-week. The matches are a make or break affair as the team has lost both the previous two matches against the other group members Algeria and Malawi […]

Amin Askar’s Dream of playing for Walia Ibex finally comes true

Amin Askar Dream Addis Ababa – Amin Askar’s dreams of playing for Ethiopia looked destined to be fulfilled over the weekend as Ethiopia Walia Ibex  prepares to clash with Mali in an Afcon qualifier. For Askar it’s a special occasion and moment for the player who left Ethiopia when he was barely 1 year old and returned back […]

Coach Barreto drops four Key Players from Walia Ibex Squad

Adane Girma Dropped Addis Ababa – Ethiopia Walia Ibex coach Mariano Barreto has dropped four key players from his team that will face Mali over the weekend in an Afcon 2015 qualifiers to be played at the National Stadium in Addis Ababa. Among the culprits dropped include long serving midfielders  and defender  Adane Girma  and Alula Girma who […]
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