Waliyas kick start African Nations campaign


After surviving the ax following his elimination from CHAN qualification, national boss Abraham Mebratu announced a 25 players list to report to camp on Monday. Abraham who told the public that he is very happy for his reconstruction of the team with young talents is soon to kick start African Cup group stage qualification campaign on November 17th away to Madagascar followed by a strong home showdown against visitors Ivory Coast three days later.
Three wins, four draws and five defeats in the past twelve fixtures under Abraham, the African Cup qualification campaign is rather a huge task to Ethiopia 151st in World Ranking rubbing shoulders against mighty side Ivory Coast 57th, Madagascar 95th and Niger 107th. Two huge showdowns in three days time: Madagascar at home and Ivory Coast away could turn out a huge disaster that might rock Abraham’s hot seat.
More than four months since the season end and the new season not yet rolling, Abraham is left in awkward to select players based on their current performance. Nevertheless he tried to bring some new faces the likes of Surafel Dagnachew, Yehun Endashaw and Mesfin Tadesse.
Except Egypt based striker Oumed Oukri, Shimeles Bekele, Gatoch Panom, and Binyam Belay are called to camp for the double outings.
Goal Keepers: Teklemariam Shanko (Coffee), Lealem Berhanu (Saint George), Mentesenot Allo (Sehul)
Defenders: Ahmed Reshid (Coffee), Aschalew Tamene (Saint George), Anetneh Tesfaye (Sebeta), Remedan Yusuf (Sehul), Desta Demu (Saint George), Mesay Paulos (Hawassa( and Asrat Tungo (Coffee)
Midfielders: Kenaan markneh (Adama), Yonas Berta (Adama), Hayder Sherefa (Saint George), Fuad Fereja (Adama), Amanuel Yohannes (Coffee), Surafel Dagnachew (Fasil), Tafesse Solomon (Coffee), Yehun Enedeshaw (Hadiya), Gatoch Phanom (Haras-Alhudad) and Shimeles Bekele (Al-Maser)
Attack: Binyam Belay (Siriyanseka), Amanuel G/Michael (Mekele), Mesfin Tadesse (Hawassa), Abubaker Naser (Coffee) and Addis Gedey (Sidama).