Shambel Belayneh’s Tribute to Ethiopian Soccer Players of the past

Shambel Belayneh, who is famous for his patriotic Ethiopian songs, has released a new single called “Kwas Meda” (Soccer Field), a tribute to Ethiopian soccer players of the past.

Shambel’s new song is released ahead of the annual ESFNA Ethiopian soccer tournament, which this year will be held in Seattle, Washington from July 2-8, 2017.

The video begins with the euphoric call by the late sport radio personality Demissie Damte announcing Dagnachew Demissie‘s winning penalty kick against Zimbabwe which allowed Ethiopia to win the 1987 CECAFA Cup in Addis Ababa. 

This was followed by photo montage & unique qualities of various sports personalities such as the late Yidnekachew Tessema, who is often described as the father of Ethiopian & African soccer.

Kwas Meda is an upbeat song and it is in the tradition of some of the greatest collections of Shambel Belayneh, who has an illustrious career

Some of the players featured on the video are:

1960 & 70s

Mengistu Worku, Luciano & Italo Vassalo, Awad Mohammed, Gila Mikael, Getachew Abebe “Dula”, Berhe Goytom, Kiflom Araya, Ismael Gerile, Shewangizaw Agonafir, Fesseha Wolde-Amnuel, Engedawork Tariku “Sebeta”, Alemayehu Haile Selassie “Figna”….


Kassahun Teka, Negussie Gebre, Gebremedhin Haile, Mulugeta Woldeyes, Tekabe Zewde, Solomon Mekonnen “Lucio”, Mulugeta Kebede, Solomon Shiferaw “Chibo”, Negussie Asfaw, Aboneh Mamo, Siben Tesfa, Ayaya Arega, Sebsebe Assefa, Gebru Wolde-Amanuel, Ermias Wondimu “Chuchu”, Assegid Tesfaye and much more.