Burkina govt cancels friendly match with Ethiopia

Burkina FasoBy Collins Okinyo

Ethiopia’s preparations ahead of the crucial return against Nigeria suffered a major blow after the Burkina Faso government cancelled the friendly scheduled for November 5.

The news just comes a day after both federations agreed on the friendly with a close source who sort anonymity intimating to supersport.com that the Burkina Federation’s hands were tied when the government met the order.

“The government of Burkina Faso have called off the friendly with Ethiopia without giving any reason as the federation communicated the new turn of events. All the modalities had been met but the devastating news was received today(Wednesday) and they were expected to dispatch a letter to The Ethiopian federation,” the source told supersport.com.

The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) had sort to play against Cameroon but the friendly failed to materialise. Supersport.con has in its possession correspondence between Burkina Faso and Ethiopia on when the deal was sealed.

Meanwhile the match organizers are trying to get Sierra Leon on board as back up to provide Ethiopia with match practice ahead of the Nigeria game.

Source: Supersport.com