Ethiopia names their Afcon qualifier squad

Ethiopia names their Afcon qualifier squad
Abel Yalew of Ethiopia loses his marker Yeami Dunia of Sierra Leone during the 2019 Afcon qualifier between Ethiopia and Sierra Leone at the International Stadium in Hawassa, Ethiopia on 9 September 2018 © OmnaTaddele/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Nov 02, 2019. 14:00

Ethiopia have name three players from clubs outside the country in a 25-man squad for their two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this month.

Coach Abraham Mebratu named Biniam Belay from Syrianska, who sit bottom of the second division in Sweden, along with the Egyptian-based Shimeles Bekele and Gatoch Panom.

Ethiopia open their Group K campaign away against Madagascar in Antananarivo on Saturday, November 16 and then return home to face the Ivory Coast on November 19.


Goalkeepers: Mintesnot Alo (Bahirdar Ketema), Lealem Birhanu (St George), Teklemariam Shanko (Ethiopia Bunna)

Defenders: Desta Demu (Kidus Giorgis) Mesay Pawlos (Hawassa Ketema), Ahmed Rashid (Ethiopia Bunna), Aschalew Tamene (St George), Anteneh Tesfaye (Sebeta Ketema), Asrat Tunjo (Ethiopia Bunna), Remedan Yesuf (Sehul Shire),

Midfielders: Shimeles Bekele (Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt), Biniam Belay (Syrianska, Sweden), Yonas Berta (Debub Police), Surafel Dangachew (Fasil Kenema), Yehun Endeshaw (Hadiya Hossana), Fuad Fereja, Kenean Markneh (both Adama Ketema), Gatoch Panom (Haras El Hodood, Egypt), Hayder Sherefa (St George), Tafesse Solomon, Amanuel Yohannes (both Ethiopia Bunna)

Forwards: Addis Gidey (Sidama Bunna), Amanuel Giorgimichael (Mekelle 70 Enderta), Abubeker Nasser (Ethiopia Bunna), Mesfin Tafesse (Awassa Ketema).

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