Who is Bamlak Tessema Weyesa


Tunisian Football Federation wrote a letter to its Ethiopian counterpart requesting the availability of international arbiter Bamlak Tesema to officiate Tunisian biggest derby match between Esperance de Tunis and Etwal du Sahel on Wednesday.
According to Ethiopian Football Federation announcement the request is not only about Bamelak but also assistant referees from Ethiopia. It is a huge acknowledgment of Ethiopian referees for the Tunisian Federation president once resented Bamelak only to regret later. “The Sun” once wrote about Bamelak the following.
Bamlak Tessema Weyesa born 30th December 1980 in Addis Ababa is an Ethiopian football referee. He became a FIFA referee in 2009. He has served as a referee at the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, beginning with the first-round match between Djibouti and Namibia.
Beginning his refereeing career in 2003, Weyesa rose from domestic games to international matches in just six years. He became one of Fifa’s listed referees in 2009 and took charge of the CECAFA Cup Final in 2010.
And since then Weyesa has been a regular across African international tournaments, taking charge of African Cup of Nation games and World Cup qualifiers. Away from football, he is a medical researcher, clinical coordinator and graduated from Addis Abeba University with a degree in sociology.