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ETHIOPIAN SOCCER
September 3, 2009
African Nations Cup Qualifiers
Ethiopia 1 Libya 0
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)- (Farhan Abdullah)- The Ethiopian national team opened its 2008 Nations Cup Group 10 qualifier with a 1-0 over Libya thanks to a great goal from Dawit Mebratu, who had an excellent match. In the other Group 10 match, DR Congo squeezed by Namibia 3-2 at home.

August 31, 2009
Bishaw's Cup of Nations dream
African Nations Cup
FIFA.com
Having already steered Ethiopia to back-to-back regional titles in the annual East and Central African Senior Challenge Cup, Sewnet Bishaw's attentions are now turning further afield as his side prepares his side for the start of the 2008 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
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September 2, 2009
African Nations Cup Qualifiers
Eritrea shocks Kenya 2-1, Congo holds S. Africa scoreless
Nairobi, Kenya- Eritrea shocked Kenya 2-1 here today, while Congo held S. Africa scoreless in Johannesburg.
Addis Admas Sports
Interview of Michael Gebru & Dawit Beshah
The weekly Amharic newspaper "Addis Admas" recently conducted an interview with German-based Ethiopian soccer players Michael Gebru & Dawit Beshah.>>

INTERNATIONAL SOCCER

August 29, 2009
KICKOFF Magazine Survey
St. George & national team top striker Fikru Tefera recently joined Orlando Pirates of South Africa. KICKOFF Magazine conducted an online survey asking soccer fans what they thought of the striking partnership of Hyatham Tambal and Fikru Terefera?
As of today, 5,501 fans respond and here are the results:
51.08% said: The goals are coming soon
26.96% said: There is potential and
21.96% did not make any comment
Source: http://www.orlandopiratesfc.com/ViewVoteResults.asp?vId=2440

ETHIOPIAN SOCCER

August 25, 2009
African Nations Cup
CAF rejects Ethiopia's bid
The Confederation of African Football has turned down a bid by Ethiopia to reverse their Nations Cup fixtures with Libya.

Ethiopia, scheduled to host Libya in their Group 10 qualifier on 3 September, wanted Libya to host the opening game, while the east Africans host the return fixture next year.
Officials of the Ethiopian Football Federation said the rainy season in the country, which led to flooding in some regions, was responsible for their request.
Although they claimed Libya had agreed to the request, Caf refused to sanction the switch.
The game will be played in Addis Ababa as originally planned.
ETHIOPIAN SPORTS FEDERATION IN SCANDINAVIA (EIFS)
Ethio-Botkyrka A clinches EIFS Title
EIFS Public Relation
Stockholm-Sweden (08-21-2006)- Ethio-Botkyrka A, a football team of Ethiopians outside the capital, won the 2006 Ethiopian Sports Federation in Scandinavia (EIFS) title when they beat Ethio-Norway A in the final. The two teams reached the final after beating Ethio-Botkyrka B (3-1) and Ethio-Gothenburg (3-0) respectively.>>
Ethio-Boltkyrka Football Team
(Photo: Courtesy of EIFS)

ETHIOPIAN SOCCER

August 4, 2006
Ethiopian Premier League
Ashenafi’s U-Turn leads him to Electric
With Saint George and Ethiopian Coffee the two biggest teams in the premier league keeping silent in the transfer market, last season’s second runners up Electric seemed to be the busiest in the transfer market. >>
Yordanos, Lencho on for nat’l team
Following the Ethiopian national team’s unimpressive international friendly match against Yemen (also getting ready for the Asian cup of nations), the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has shown its support by organizing more friendly games before the qualification match against Libya.>>
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St. George & National Team striker
Fikru Tefera was featured on the cover
of the Sept. 2006 issue of "KICKOFF",
South Africa's leading soccer magazine
August 29, 2006
Players Transfers (Source: KICKOFF Magazine)
Why Tefera joined Pirates

New Orlando Pirates striker Fikru Tefera could easily have been at Egypt's Zamalek and not the Buccaneers. But it was his choice to move south instead of north.

"I really like the way Pirates play and I saw myself fitting into the team easily. From what I've seen on TV and since I've been here I know I have come to the right club," Tefera told Kick Off.

"I have seen Pirates play a lot on TV and I knew all about Benedict Vilakazi and Gift Leremi before I got here. The type of soccer Pirates play is good."

Tefera's business manager still has the air ticket provided by Zamalek as proof that they were serious about him.

But his loyalty is pledged to Pirates. "I want to make the Pirates fans happy for the way they've accepted me," Tefera says.