Girma Asmerom Tesfay, former Ethiopian Soccer Star & Eritrea’s Ambassador to the UN, passed away at the age of 67 in New York, according to Caperi, an Eritrean online newspaper.
Ambassador Girma was born on December 19, 1949 in Eritrea and he was educated in the United States, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the American University School of International Service in Washington DC.
Girma Asmerom, who was a member of the Dagnew FC in Addis Ababa, played for the Ethiopian national team on numerous occasions including the 1968 African Cup, which was hosted by Ethiopia.
The 1968 Ethiopian national team: Standing from left to right: Bekure-Tsion Gebrehiwot, Abraha Araya, Awad Mohammed (captain), Fisseha “Fish” Wolde-Amanuel and Kiflom Araya.
Seated from left to right: Luciano Vassalo, Mengistu Worku, Getachew Abebe “Dula”, Bereket , Getachew Wolde and Girma Asmerom.