Kenaan Markneh Makes Historic Move to Horoya Athletic Club

Kenaan Markneh of Adama (photo: Capital)

Adama Kenema and Ethiopian national team midfielder Kenaan Markneh has joined Guinean defending champion Horoya Athletic Club of Conakry, reported the Addis Ababa-based weekly newspaper Capital

Horoya’s current coach Frenchman Didier Gomes, who at one time was in charge of Ethiopia Coffee FC, played a key role in Kenaan’s transfer.

The 24 year-old giant became the first Ethiopian Footballer to sign for a West African top league club.

Kanaan, who came through Adama’s youth rank, was voted one of the most promising Young talents last season.

The box to box midfielder with an eye for goals had been the key player in helping his side close to the top of the table before he sustained a serious injury that left him sidelined until the end of the season.

Following his resignation from Ethiopian Coffee FC due to poor results, Gomes took over the 2018 African Champions League quarter finalist Horoya and lead them to their 16th League 1 Pro title.

Gomes also signed Ugandan international goalie Robert Odungkara who played seven years for Saint George FA in the Ethiopian Premier League.

Kenaan joined the small group of Ethiopian players who are currently playing overseas  Shimeles Bekele, Oumed Oukri and Gatoch Panom n Egypt while Binyam Assefa in Albania.