Ethiopia beat Sudan 2-0 in AU commemorative match

Addis Hintsa scored the second goal
Addis Hintsa scored the second goal By Samuel Yeshiwas Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia recorded a 2-0 victory over regional rivals Sudan in Addis Ababa in a friendly match set up by the African Union to mark the OAU/AU golden jubilee. The fixture was the first friendly match for the two national teams ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifier games next month. Coach Sewnet Bishaw had only...

31 players called for Sudan friendly

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The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has released a list of 31 players for Saturday’s friendly match against Sudan. The game is part of the celebration of the 50th year anniversary of the OAU/AU, but it will also go a long way helping the two national teams prepare for their respective world cup qualification matches next month. The squad made public on Tuesday is dominated...

Ethiopia beat Tanzania 2-1

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Fuad Ibrahim By Samuel Yeshiwas Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian national team defeated its Tanzanian counterpart 2-1 here in Addis Ababa in their final friendly match before the African Cup of Nations. The Walya Antelopes dominated the game and created many chances but as always they lacked the finishing touch. Ethiopia started the game with only two players that were in the starting...

Ethiopia to play Tunisia on Monday

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Tunisia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Walia Antelopes of Ethiopia will head to Qatar for their second pre-AFCON friendly against Tunisia on Saturday evening. The game that will be played on Monday, January 7 in Doha is expected to provide a rough challenge for Ethiopia, one that can simulate what they would be facing when the tournament starts in South Africa. Tunisia previously planned to play...

Saladin joins the team

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  Saladin Said Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Egypt based striker Saladin Said joined the Ethiopian national team and attended the evening training session on Tuesday after being released by his club Wadi Degla earlier than expected. The Wadi Degla forward had been on tour with his club in Belgium and was not expected to join the team until deadline day, but after concluding the tour he agreed...

AFCON 2013: Final squad known

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia announced the final 23-man team that will take part in the 2013 AFCON on Wednesday. The team is made up of 20 home based players and only 3 players who play abroad. Coach Sewnet Bishaw cut 3 players from the provisional squad that included 26 players. Two of the axed players are home based while the other plays his football in the US. It is recalled...

Ethiopia Squeak past Niger

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Ethiopian national Soccer Team Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia hosted Niger on Sunday in an international friendly in preparation for the 2013 African Cup of Nations. The game played at the Addis Ababa Stadium saw the hosts beat visitors Niger one goal to nil. Coach Sewnet Bishaw was without the service of star forwards Adane Girma and Saladin Said. Adane Girma missed the game due to a minor...

Friendly game changed

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Guinea National Team Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) announced on Friday that the second friendly match that was previously planned to be against Togo is no more. Instead, the national team will now play its second friendly against Guinea. Togo had previously agreed to play Ethiopia on January 3 but due to the circumstances surrounding their national team, they...

AFCON 2013: Five Players Dropped

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David Beshah By Samuel Yeshiwas Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Coach Sewnet Bishaw has dropped five players from the provisional team. 31 players had been included in the team and had been training together for the last two weeks. Four of the dropped players are home based while the fifth is a professional. The dropped players are: 1. Fitsum G/Mariam (St. George, Ethiopia) 2. Fitsum Teferi (Commercial...

Ethiopia braces for Niger friendly

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia will play their first preparation match for AFCON 2013 when they host Niger on Sunday at the Addis Ababa Stadium. 31 Ethiopian players including 5 based overseas have been in camp for the last 3 weeks and Sunday’s friendly will serve as a show case for the players as they will be hoping to make the final 23. The Niger national...