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CECAFA U-17 Tournament: Ethiopia’s 3-1 victory over Somalia reversed; 3 players expelled and EFF fined $5,000

Three over-age Ethiopian players have been expelled from the CECAFA Under-17 Championship in Burundi. with the team also forfeiting their win over Somalia on Sunday on 3-0 basis, having won the match on the pitch 3-1, reported the Kenyan newspaper Capital FM.. The Ethiopian Football Federation has also been fined USD 5,000 as an approximate cost on air tickets, accommodation and meals during their time spent in Burundi. According to the rules, only players born after 2002 are allowed to

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Ethiopia’s Abdela Godana victorious in Nagano Marathon

Ethiopian marathon runner Abdela Godana (Organisers) Ethiopia’s Abdela Godana and Japan’s Asami Furuse were convincing winners at a wet and windy Nagano Marathon, securing their first ever wins over 26.2 miles at the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday. Not only did Furuse become the first Japanese woman to win in Nagano since 2001, but she also led the first ever Japanese sweep of the women’s podium. Godana, meanwhile, finally reached the top of the podium following top-three finishes in Barcelona,

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Mesfin Alemu of Ethiopia wins Lodz Half-Marathon

Mesfin Alemu wins the Lodz Half Marathon (Organisers) Mesfin Alemu of Ethiopia was an impressive winner in the inaugural edition of the Ibuprom Sport Zel Half Marathon in Lodz on Sunday (16). The warm and breezy conditions were not conducive to fast times, but Alemu led for most of the distance to finish the clear victor in 1:03:17. Hillary Maiyo of Kenya and Emanuel Berhame of Ethiopia completed the podium with 1:03:41 and 1:03:52 respectively. Agnieszka Gortel of Poland was

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Yanga plan for Battle of Hawassa

Tanzania giants Young Africans are hopeful of returning unscathed from their trip to Hawassa, when they play as guests of surprise packets, Wolaitta Dicha of Ethiopia on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. ‘Yanga’ as they are affectionately called travelled to Hawassa last ahead of the second leg 2nd 1/16th clash against the Ethiopian debutants. The Tanzania champions won the first leg 2-0 in Dar es Salaam a fortnight ago, courtesy goals from Raphael Daud and Emmanuel Martins goals. But they need to play

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Wolaita Dicha, St. George to play second leg match in Confederation Cup

In the coming week, Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) defending champions St. George and Ethiopian Cup winners Wolaita Dicha are set to play in CAF Confederation Cup second leg fixtures. St. George will travel to Central Africa to face the Congolese side CARA Brazzaville while Wolaita Dicha hosts Young Africans of Tanzania at home. Last weekend, St. George beat the Congolese side CARA 1-0 at the Addis Ababa Stadium. A second half header from forward Adane Girma on the 78th minute

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Brazilian Football Legend Ronaldinho Arrives in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, April 14, 2018- Brazilian soccer legend  Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (aka Ronaldinho Gaúcho)  has arrived in Ethiopia as part of the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour sponsored by Heineken.   Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu received the Brazilian football legend in his office today. Dr. Workneh warmly welcomed Ronaldinho to “Ethiopia, the birthplace of humankind”, and noted that “sports diplomacy is one important element of contemporary diplomacy.” He added that sports bring people of all color and religion together,

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Sefir to challenge Kimetto in Vienna

Dino Sefir winning the 2016 Ottawa Marathon (Bruce Wodder/Photo Run) World record holder Dennis Kimetto will face some strong challengers at the 35th Vienna City Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on 22 April. The Kenyan, who set the world record in 2014 with a blazing 2:02:57 run in Berlin, is hoping to make a successful comeback in Vienna after a series of injury setbacks. Among his rivals in Austria’s biggest one-day sporting event are Ethiopian Dino Sefir and Ishmael Bushendich

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Ethiopia told by Fifa to implement changes to electoral process

By Omna Taddele – BBC Sport, Addis Ababa The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has been told by Fifa to make key changes to its electoral process before presidential elections can take place. In a letter to the EFF dated 2 April, Fifa’s Secretary General Fatma Samoura said the elections – which have already been postponed several times – cannot take place until the electoral process is brought into line with Fifa statutes. It follows a Fifa assessment mission in Addis Ababa

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Libya test for Ethiopia as hopefuls begin Ghana RAC

The journey to the Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2018 starts on Wednesday with the First Round matches of the qualifiers. Twenty (20) teams will be involved in action during the international break from 2-10 April for places at the ultimate round. The next eight days will witness the first and second leg matches of the First Round.    One of the teams looking to make an impact is Libya, due to face Ethiopia for a place at

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Tirunesh Dibaba: I Love Running because ….

The three-time Olympic gold medallist and nine-time world champion is one of the greatest female endurance runners of all-time. Here the 32-year-old Ethiopian legend and reigning Chicago Marathon champion explains her passion for running. “I was motivated and inspired to run from a young age because of the success my older sisters and my cousin Derartu Tulu (the 1992 and 2000 Olympic 10,000m champion) enjoyed in the sport. I started running at school. I used to win all the races.