2019 AFCON Qualifier: Ethiopia arrive for Ghana Clash


Ethiopia national side  has touched down in Ghana for the Sunday’s 2019 Afcon qualifying group F clash against the hosts in Kumasi.

Head coach Ashanifu lead the squad of twenty two plus other officials to the West African country early Thursday.

An initial group of thirty players was trimmed to the final twenty two with eight players left behind in Addis Ababa. However, the eight they will remain in camp in the capital as the coach seeks to continue with CHAN 2018 preparations on return.

On the list to Kumasi is among others the leading African Champions League top scorer on six goals Salhadin Said.

The St. George forward enjoyed top form in the just ended Ethiopian Premier League season where he netted 19 times.

Also in the itinerary is the EPL golden boot winner Getaneh Kebede, who shook the net 22 times for Dedebit FC and Omued Okuri who scored 10 goals in the Egyptian topflight.

The Walias played three warm-ups against Defense Force B – winning 4-0 before drawing Uganda Cranes 0-0 and finally thrashing Fasil Kenema 3-0.

Ethiopia are seeking a return to the Afcon since last appearance in 2013.

The Squad:


Tesfaye Bekele ( Adama Kenema)
Salhadin Bergicho (St.George)
Aschalew Tamene (St.George)
Mujib Kassim ( Adama Kenema)
Abdulkerim Mohammed(Ethiopia coffee)
Addis Tesfaye (Defence Force)
Anteneh Tesfaye( Sidama coffee)
Seyoum Tesfaye ( Dedebit)


Shemeles Bekele(Petrojet,Egypt)
Shemekit Gugesa (Dedebit)
Biruk kalbore (Adama kenema)
Gadissa Mebrate(Hawassa kenema)
Mulualem Mesfin (Sidama coffee)
Gatoch Panom (Ethiopia coffee)


Addis Gidey ( Sidama coffee)
Getaneh kebede (Dedebit)
Abdulrahman Mubarak ( Fasil kenema)
Omued Okuri (El-Entag El-Harby, Egypt)
Salahdin Said (St.George)


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