Remembering former Gor Mahia Ethiopian forward Zelalem Teshome

Zelalem Teshome,(second from left) won Standard Super Cup with Gor Mahia in 1991.

To date, Zelalem Teshome remains one of the only two Ethiopians to have graced Kenyan topflight the “Kenyan Premier League.”

The other was Solomon Tebebe who played for Gor Mahia’s arch rivals AFC Leopards and Tusker FC.

Teshome passed away on 11 December 2016 at the age of 49 in the United States of America and was buried back home in Ethiopia.

He was born in 1967 in the capital Addis Ababa around Lideta Maryam area.

His immense talent which was unearthed at a tender age by local coaches led him to his first senior career with the Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) outfit Ethiopian Electric Light and Power Authority (EELPA) under legendary coach Mengistu Worku.

He quickly worked his way into the senior national team the “Walia Ibex” as his star continued to shine.

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