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...

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...

Ethiopian Premier League Teams spent 2 billion birr during transfer window

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By Dawit Tolesa Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – More than two billion birr was spent in the summer season transfer window starting from July to August by teams taking part in the Ethiopian Premier League. In this transfer window season, eight Ethiopian premier league clubs, including Saint George, Dedebit, Defense, EEPCo, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Dashen Beer, Muger Cement, Ethiopian Coffee (Ethiopia...

Young Talent: Natnael Zeleke

Natnael Zeleke
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – His name is Natnael Zeleke. As a young kid, he started playing soccer with his neighborhood friends, a local group called “Raye”.  And due to his great performance during that time, he got transferred to play for Saint George Youth team and currently, he is selected by the Ethiopian National Team coach Mariano Barreto to play for the National Team. Even though...

Shimelis Bekele joins Petrojet in Egypt

Shemeles Bekele
Mercurial Ethiopia International midfielder Shemeles Bekele has joined Egyptian top tier side Petrojet in a 3 year deal. Bekele who was the man of the match against Algeria in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in a 1-2 loss in Addis spoke to Soka25east.com as he intimated he was excited about the move to Egypt. “Yes I have signed a three year deal that will see me at Petrojet in Egypt and I am excited...

Saint George FC confirms new Brazilian Coach

Neider Dos Santos
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Premier League defending champions St. George FC have confirmed that former Simba SC coach Neider Colmerauer dos Santos of Brazil is now the club’s new head coach. The 49-year-old told SaintGeorgeFC.com that he was proud to be the new coach of the legendary Ethiopian club, which he saw compete in the CECAFA Cup while he was still the coach of Simba SC of Tanzania....

Barreto happy with Ethiopia’s Brazil Tour

Mariano Barreto Brazil
Ethiopia Walia Ibex Portuguese coach Mariano Barreto has expressed his  satisfaction with the 2 week Brazilian tour that saw Walia play 5 competitive friendly matches in preparations for Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifier against Algeria at home in Addis Ababa. In an exclusive interview with Soka25east.com the soft spoken Mariano attributed the tour to having molded the team and help build capacity...

Watch Brasiliense FC vs Ethiopia Live!

Brasiliense
A very poor display by the Ethiopian national team, which is now 2 goals down. Both goals were scored by headers and the markings have been simply atrocious. The Brazilians are dominating and all the actions have been in the Walias’ side of the field. It is half-time now. Ethiopia is drawn in Group B of the 2015 CAF Nations Cup preliminaries. The team will face Algeria on September 6 and four...

Today in History: Yidnekachew Tessema passed away on August 19, 1987

Yidnekachew Tessema CAF President -
Yidnekachew Tessema, the father of Ethiopian and African Soccer, passed away on August 19, 1987 after a long battle with cancer. Although 27 years have passed since the death of this great orator and philosopher, the contribution he has made to Ethiopian and African soccer, is felt even today. I wrote this article about him a few years ago, and I hope that it would give today’s young Ethiopian...