Ethiopia sack senior official over World Cup gaffe

June 25, 2013 (Reuters) – The Ethiopian Football Federation sacked its general secretary on Monday after the African nation admitted fielding an ineligible player in a World Cup qualifier, a gaffe likely to cost the team three points. In a raucous meeting, Ethiopian soccer’s governing body voted to sack Ashenafi Ejigu but rejected the resignation […]

Ethiopia opposition threatens protests over anti-terrorism law

Ethiopia opposition threatens protests over anti-terrorism law

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA June 20,2013 (Reuters) – An Ethiopian opposition party called on Thursday for the government to scrap an anti-terrorism law it says is used to stifle dissent, threatening a repeat of protests that brought thousands onto the streets of Addis Ababa early this month. The rally on June 2, organized by […]

World Cup qualifying: Ethiopia progress, South Africa knocked out

World Cup qualifying: Ethiopia progress, South Africa knocked out

June 16, 2013 (BBC) Ethiopia progressed to the African play-offs after knocking 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa out of the race to Brazil with a 2-1 win in Addis Ababa. The come-from-behind victory means the Ethiopians cannot be caught in Group A, with one round of matches still left. South Africa started perfectly when […]

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