Sports Diplomacy in Ethiopia

Lesle Gallimore (photo: US Embassy Addis)
Lesle Gallimore (photo: US Embassy Addis)

My experiences in Ethiopia have been, in a word, wonderful. I quickly discovered I share a common thread with the majority of the people here:  that of our national pride and a love for the beautiful game of soccer (futbol).

I have often said the game of futbol shrinks the world; it is a common language spoken in just about every corner. This has been no different in Ethiopia. In Addis Ababa I enjoyed getting to know several different coaches, including those who coach female teams, as well as coaching educators and technical directors of the Ethiopian Football Federation.

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