Friday, August 08, 2014

Ethiopia arrive in Brazil for two week tour

(Aug 08, 2014, (Brazil))--Ethiopia's Walia Ibex arrived safely in Brazil for a two week preparation tour ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers where they are grouped with Malawi, Mali and Algeria.

The East Africans will play five friendly matches with local sides that include AC Anapolina Club Do Remo at the Arena Baenao Gama, Brasiliense at the Boca do Jacare stadium and the last friendly will be against Itubiara at the 30,000 seater JK stadium.

While in Brazil, the national team will stay at Hotel San Peter and will be training at one of the training centers that was used by the Brazilian national team during the World Cup. Coach Mariano Barreto, his assistant Daniel Tsehai, team doctor Dr. Terefe Tafa, Physio Behailu Abera have landed in Brazil.

Jemal Tassew, Sesay Bancha, Ephrem Ashamo, Mesud Mohammed, Shemeles Tegegn, Andaregachew Yelake, Thok James, Abebaw Butako, Behanu Bogale, Mintesinot Adane, Akilu Ayanaw and Dawa Hottesa are some of the players already in Brazil.

Players leaving Addis Ababa on Saturday for Brazil include Minyahile Teshome, Asrat Megersa, Salahdin Bergecho, Shemelis Bekele, Fikru Teffera, Natnael Zelleke, Fitsum Gebremariam, Behailu Assefa, Adane Girma, Gathoch Panom, Fasil Tekalegne, assistant coach Haileselaise Georgis goal keeping coach and Yosef Tesfaye who is the team leader. Read more from Super sport »

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