Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ethiopia name final squad for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations


Ethiopia Coach Sewnet Bishaw has announced his 23 man final squad for this month's Africa Cup of Nations due to be held in South Africa. Swedish-born midfielder Yusuf Salah, Saladin Seid, who plays for Egypt's Wadi Degla, and winger Fuad Ibrahim who is with Minnesota Stars are foreign-based players named on Wednesday.
Saint George FC and Dedebit FC contributed the largest share of the players with 9 players from Saint George and 8 from Dedebit included.

The Walia Antelopes are drawn in Group C along with Zambia, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. The tournament is scheduled between January 19th and February 10th 2013.

Ethiopia’s opening game is on January 21 against defending champions Zambia in Nelspruit.
Full squad:

Goalkeepers:
  • Jemal Tassew (Coffee FC, Ethiopia)
  • Sisay Bancha (Dedebit, Ethiopia)
  • Zerihun Tadelle (Saint George, Ethiopia)

Defenders:
  • Degu Debebe(Saint George, Ethiopia)
  • Biyadglign Eliase(Saint George, Ethiopia)
  • Abebaw Butako(Saint George, Ethiopia)
  • Alula Girma (Saint George, Ethiopia
  • Seyum Tesfaye(Dedebit, Ethiopia)
  • Birhanu Bogale(Dedebit, Ethiopia)
  • Aynalem Hailu(Dedebit, Ethiopia)

Midfielders:
  • Asrat Megersa (EEPCO, Ethiopia)
  • Addis Hintsa(Dedebit, Ethiopia)
  • Behailu Asefa(Dedebit, Ethiopia)
  • Minyahel Teshome (Dedebit, Ethiopia)
  • Yared Zinabu(Saint George, Ethiopia)
  • Shimelese Bekele (Saint George, Ethiopia)
  • Dawit Estifanose (Coffee FC, Ethiopia)
  • Yusuf Salah (Syrianska, Sweden)
Forwards:

  • Saladin Said (Wadi Degla,Egypt)
  • Adane Girma(Saint George, Ethiopia)
  • Umed Ukuri (Saint George, Ethiopia)
  • Getaneh Kebede (Dedebit, Ethiopia)
  • Fuad Ibrahim (Minnesota Stars, USA)

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