I'm standing for real freedom. I regard freedom of expression as the primary right without which one can not have a proper functioning democracy.

Ethiopia: Ghana’s likely World Cup play-off opponents

በዘንድሮው የአፍሪካ ዋንጫ አንድ ታሪክ ያሳያል ተብሎ የሚጠበቀው የኢትዮጵያ ብሄራዊ ቡድን

Nickname: The Black Lions

Coach: Sewnet Bishaw

Home venue: Addis Ababa Stadium, capacity: 22,000

Record in AFCON: champions (1962)

Qualified for the AFCON 10 times.

Have never played at the World Cup before.

Billed as one of the surprise packages in the World Cup qualifying rounds, the high flying Ethiopian national team lived up to its expectations beating the Central African Republic 2-1 in neutral Congo Brazzaville to secure a World Cup playoffs berth.

Ethiopia were drawn in Group A along with South Africa, Botswana and Central African Republic and they managed to claim the ticket available for the group with 13 points from 6 games.

They won 4, drew and lost one. They claimed a back-to-back win over the Central African Republic and also defeated South Africa and Botswana at their favourite home grounds.

Botswana were the only side who managed to beat them, handing down a 3-0 defeat at the Lobatse Stadium on June 8.

Mengistu Worku, all-time top-scorer, is regarded as the best Ethiopian footballer in history. He is best known for his role in the final of the 1962 African Nations Cup.

Degu Debebe remains their most capped player with 49 appearances for the country.

Ethiopia scored 8 times in the 6 games played also conceded 6 goals. They kept a clean sheet just twice in the qualifiers.

Said Saladin who plays for Belgian side Lierse SK scored four times for them during the qualifiers.


Single Post Navigation

3 thoughts on “Ethiopia: Ghana’s likely World Cup play-off opponents

  1. Pingback: 734 ሚሊዮን 600 ሺ ብር የመዘብሩ የስራ ሃላፊዎች አለመቀጣታቸውን መረጃዎች አመለከቱ | Ethio Andinet ኢትዮ አንድነት

  2. Pingback: ለተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎች እንቅስቃሴ መንግሥት የሕግ ጥበቃ እንዲያደርግ ዛሬም አጥብቀን እንጠይቃለን!! | Ethio Andinet ኢትዮ አንድነት

  3. Pingback: የኢትዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክ የግል ባንኮችን አካውንት አገደ | Ethio Andinet ኢትዮ አንድነት

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: