Addis Ababa – The Ethiopian national football team “Walias” will face “Les Hirondelles” of Burundi in a football friendly match in Hawassa on September 2, 2018 as part of coach Abraham Mebratu‘s preparation for the upcoming 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifier against Sierra Leone on September 7.
The 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations Cup tournament will be held in Cameroon.
The Walias, which are drawn in Group F with Ghana, Sierra Leone and Kenya suffered a 5-0 heavy defeat at the hands of the Black Stars in their first group match led by coach Ashenafi Bekele. For their part, Les Hirondelles defeated Kenya 2-1.
Talk of a friendly match with Eritrea never materialized.