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 […]

Salhadin Said scores two goals to lift Wadi Degla to 3rd in Egyptian League

Said’s goal in 28th minute helps lift Wadi Degla past Minya in 3-1 victory on Sunday. Ethiopian striker Salhadin Said hit a brace to lift Wadi Degla past new comers Minya 3-1 in the Egyptian Premier League on Sunday. The 25-year international striker opened the scoring in the 28th minute before Mohab Said doubled the […]

Mario Coluna: Mozambique and Portugal mourn Benfica legend

Charlton and Coluna Mozambique is to give a state funeral to former Benfica and Portugal captain Mario Coluna, who has died at the age of 78 after a pulmonary infection. Coluna, a midfielder, helped Benfica win the European Cup in 1961 and 1962 before captaining Portugal to third place in the 1966 World Cup in England. At the […]

Ethiopian players under RSA football agents’ radar

Menyahel Teshome By Michael Samson  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Five Ethiopian players, including the hero Adane Girma who scored the only goal for Ethiopia, are said to be in the recruitment list of football agents currently camped in South Africa watching the ongoing 29th African Cup of Nations. Although some websites mentioned that local agents from South African […]

Ethiopia’s Foreign Based Players

Fuad Ibrahim By Samuel Yeshiwas  The Walya Antelopes will be celebrating a return to the biggest continental showpiece after a 31 year absence. Ethiopia, who last qualified for the Nations cup in 1982, has started preparation for the 2013 AFCON to be held from January 19 in South Africa. A total of 31 players are currently in […]

Yaya Toure wins his second African Player of the Year Award

Yaya Toure Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure made it two titles in a row by winning the 2012 African Player of the Year at a glamorous Glo-CAF Awards Gala in Accra on Thursday at the Banquet Hall, State House in Accra. The votes from the Head Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF determined […]
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