Addis Ababa – Ethiopia Walia coach Yohannes Sahle has revealed today the final 23-man squad for the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) competition, which will be held in Rwanda from January 16 through February 7, 2016.
Also included in the list is current Ethiopian Premier League top goal scorer Tafesse Tesfaye of Adama Kenema.
The Walias, who are drawn in Group B with DR Congo, Angola and Cameroon, competed in the 3rd edition of the CHAN tournament after eliminating Rwanda in the preliminary round on penalties. However, the team performed poorly in the final round where they finished last in Group C having lost all of their 3 matches, conceded 4 goals and were unable to score a single goal.
Abel Mamo (Mugher Ciminto), Yidenekachew Kidane (Mekelakeya) and Dereje Alemu (Dashen Bira).
Seyoum Tesfaye (Dedebit), Alula Giram (Kidus Giorgis), Tekalegn Dejene (Dedebit), Souliman Mohammed (Adama Kenema)
Asechalew Tamene (Kidus Giorgis), Ateneh Tesfaye (Sidama Bunna), Yared Baye (Dashen Bira) and Wendifraw Getahun (Ethiopia Bunna)
Midfielders: Gatoch Panom (Ethiopia Bunna), Asrat Megeressa (Dashen Bira), Tesfaye Alebachew (Kidus Giorgis), Biniyam Belay (Ethiopia Nigd Bank), Tadele Menegesha (ArbaMinch Kenema), Behailu Assefa (Kidus Giorgis), Samson Tilahun (Dedebit), Tafesse Solomon (Hawassa Kenema) and Elias Mamo (Ethiopia Bunna)
Strikers: Ramkel Lok (Kidus Giorgis), Tafesse Tesfaye (Adama Kenema) and Mulualem Tilahun (Mekelakeya)
About CHAN 2016:
The 2016 African Nations Championship (also referred to as CHAN 2016) will be the 4th edition of the African Nations Championship. The biennial international football championship is organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for players featuring exclusively in their respective national leagues.